It’s time to sew those pants now. Any questions? Tell me what else you would like to know!Read More: Fancypants: What do you want to know?
Once you have your measurements in-hand, you can use them to draft a pattern. Here are some tips to set you in the right direction.Read More: Fancypants: Making your custom pattern
Learn how to accurately take your own measurements in preparation for drafting a custom-fit wide-leg lounge pants pattern.Read More: Fancypants: Accurately measuring your body
Learn what types of fabric are best for the style of pants you want, and learn how to estimate how much of it you will need.Read More: Fancypants: what fabric and how much of it?
Create your own sewing pattern based on your particular curves. Use it to make pajama bottoms (short, long, and in between) or lounge pants!Read More: New pattern: Fancypants!
I am doing my usual thing of learning how to do something so I can write a tutorial for it, and it’s not going as well as I’m used to it going…Read More: Teaching the teacher
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.Read More: 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 […]Read More: 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 […]Read More: 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 […]Read More: Lounge pants, Fall-style