Archive for lounge pants
Christmas this year was unusual for one reason: I didn’t commit to making anything. In the end, there were only three handmades under the tree, and technically-speaking, two of them were actually on the tree, not under it.continue reading "The Christmas making"
This show-and-tell was a year in the making. I first cut into the polka dot fabric sometime after Thanksgiving last year. I was so sure that I knew what I was doing, that I didn’t even crack open the book for the directions. I just placed my pattern pieces on the fabric, cut out the […]continue reading "Spotty"
We saw some turkey fabric last month, while we were killing time at a Jo-Ann’s in Maryland, and Eamonn asked if we could buy some for pajama pants. Eamonn was four years old, last time I made him seasonal pj pants. Aidan was seven. And now, four years later, Eamonn has long outgrown his own […]continue reading "Better late than never?"
You’re looking at another (my third) pair of Amy Butler In Stitches lounge pants. My other two pairs are very springy and summery, and I was feeling more like wearing oranges and greens than I was aquas and pinks, and I guess that was just the push I needed to make enough table space for […]continue reading "Lounge pants, Fall-style"
So, the first week of March is nearly behind us and I feel that old familiar longing that always creeps in at this time of year. I look around my yard, and everything is still brown and gray. Nothing is blooming. Winter still has a firm grip. Shouldn’t it be receding by now? Shouldn’t […]continue reading "Spring flowers"
From the moment I saw the lounge pants in Amy Butler’s In Stitches, I was smitten. This was two years ago, and I had barely a month of sewing under my belt. Every delicious project in that book looked impossibly complicated to me, so after a month of drooling over the pants, the apron, and […]continue reading "Not so intimidating anymore"