Well. I have two new Montrose tops, a new pair of pajamas, and a new Fringe blouse, and I can show none of them to you because my computer fried itself during an unexpected power outage last week. The repairs aren’t quite in the budget yet so it’ll be a while before I can pick it up from the shop. I’m less than pleased, but I do have a phone, a Kindle, and my sewing machines… it’s not like I’ll go nuts without it.
Three more pairs of pajama pants from the same 5 Out of 4 pattern, because when I said I wanted to use up the mystery flannel in my stash, I meant it. I have enough left for one more pair and for a blankie for the cats, but I need a break from clothing that I can’t even wear at this time of year. I suppose I could have waited until fall to deal with the flannel, but then I’d have to have it in the stash all summer, looking at me. Yep.
The yellow pair is made from the strangest, stiffest flannel I’ve ever felt. It’s still adequately comfortable, at least.
The future-cat-blankie fabric was popular when I laid it out as a decoy so the cats would stop attempting to sleep on my pants-in-progress. I figure I’ll just fold up the edges and zip around them with the machine so they don’t fray, and then the little monsters can have their soft fabric fix without furring up whatever I’m working on.
New feature – Post Galleries! Sometimes it’s nice to just be able to see photos gathered in one place rather than having to scroll through categories and/or tags. I’ve added a few of my favourite (not necessarily best, but favourite) photos from my previous space to start things off but from here on it’ll be a collection of all the photos I post in entries.
What to make when feeling less than stellar? Pajama pants! And, I mean, what else am I going to do with the mysterious flannel in the stash I don’t remember buying?
I used a free pattern from 5 Out of 4 Patterns; even for something as simple as pajama pants there are a couple of details I really like. First: pockets! As far as I’m concerned there is no item of clothing intended for my lower half that could not be improved by pockets. Second: the low-rise option only applies to the front waist, meaning there’s a nice curve that makes it sit right where I prefer it in the front while still rising high enough in the back to cover my not-insignificant butt when I’m lounging around.
The pattern is unisex, and recommends sizing down for women – I went down one size from what the hip measurement put me in and they fit fine. Actually, more than fine. I really like the fit, so I’ll definitely be making these again.
Say hello to Autumn. She’s apparently feeling like a bit of a goof tonight.
And people wonder why it takes me so long to assemble patterns. Or do anything else, for that matter.