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Spring flowers


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 there be crocuses and tulips, and little green buds on the trees?

Blogging regularly has been such a good thing for me in so many ways, but one of my favorite side-effects is the record it leaves behind.  I can go back a year or two and see that March is always like this.  It’s always still gray, and I’m always wishing it wasn’t.


I can’t help being impatient for spring. It’s as much a facet of my personality as brown eyes are a facet of my face.  It’s one of the reasons why, come March, I often find myself digging through my fabric stash for energetic florals.  It’s why these lounge pants came to be last night. And it’s why when I wore them this morning, I pretended I was enjoying my morning coffee outside on the sunny and breezy patio, even though backyard breakfasts are a good two months away.

Spring will get here when it gets here.  Until then, I’ve got my pj’s and my imagination.


The details

Pattern: Lounge pants from Amy Butler’s In Stitches book

Modifications: Replaced drawstring with elastic. Eliminated ribbon ankle trim.

Fabric: Rose Bouquet in Ice from Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden collection

Verdict: I’ve made these once before, and I love the fit of that pair and this new one.  They’re not at all baggy in the rear-end area (can’t say the same about the pattern I used to use) and the straight-leg makes them feel stylish and classy.  I definitely have one more pair in my future – something in a different colorway, but I’m not sure what yet…

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17 thoughts on “Spring flowers

  1. Those are 2 fantastic things that no one can take from you!

    1. Someone could probably still my pj’s if they really wanted to, but the imagination is all mine 😀

  2. I LOVE the old-fashioned look of the fabric!!! And they must be so comfy, too…I’m impressed you just ‘whipped these up’.

    1. They’re really fairly simple, once you get the hang of it!

  3. Spring flowers – So, the first week of March is nearly behind us and I feel that old familiar longing that always c…

  4. I LOVE those lounge pants, I have made 5 pairs and plan to make more. I’ve worn a couple of them right out.
    Those are really cute!

    1. Thanks! Isn’t it such a great pattern?! I have to dig through my stash for some thrifted bedsheets and make a pile of them 🙂

  5. Gosh those are so beautiful! I feel exactly the same about Spring at this time of the year…. In Sweden it’s just like that. Is it coming, yes?……NO. End of winter just lingers on for ages… and I too am so ready for Spring. And for some floral comfies like yours! Got the old bedsheets waiting to be cut…
    .-= See Barbara’s latest blog post: Snow Buds =-.

    1. “Lingering on” is a good way to put it. I’ve always had enough by early February! i think I will cross Sweden off of my list of potential climates I would like 😀

  6. Hi again!
    I think your 200th follower should win a pair of pj trousers just like yours! Made by you.
    Just realised I’M your 200th follower! I feel really special 😉 Hi! Hi!
    They are sooooo beautiful!
    .-= See Barbara’s latest blog post: Snow Buds =-.

    1. Haha! Funny how that would work out, eh? 😀

  7. Lisa, those pants are gorgeous. And while you are waiting for spring I am still enjoying a lovely long summer, it’s been 25c today, I think that’s the mid 80’s and I love that summer has been here so long, I have been in shorts and flip flops since October, please don’t make me face winter just yet!
    .-= See Emma’s latest blog post: Almost February already… =-.

    1. NZ sounds lovely! If I could just get used to the seasons being the opposite time of year than I expect, I bet I’d love the climate 🙂

      It’s been much more reasonable around here this week, in terms of temperature, so I’m happy! I hope you don’t get slammed too hard when winter does find you. We’ve had a crazy time with winter this year!

  8. So cute and fun! You might of inspired me to do a little sewing myself this weekend. New pj’s can make a girl happy!
    .-= See Stephanie B’s latest blog post: Pretty Motivation =-.

    1. I hope you got a chance to make those pj’s! I love mine – almost hated to take them off to wash them 😀

  9. […] have three other versions of these pants, and I am particularly fond of my floral pair and my leafy pair, but it bothers me that they’re so seasonal. I have a hard time bringing […]

  10. […] 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 […]

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