Monday, August 21, 2017

College Kid Quote

Me- The Illiad is boring. I mean, it's a good story, but it's such a rough read.
Him- Oh, I don't think so.
Me- You haven't read it since 5th grade!
Him- I took it to field school with me.
Me- How long did it take you to read it?
Him- I read it in the evenings one week. I started it Monday and finished Thursday.
Me- Ummmmmmm

Friday, August 4, 2017

Insta-Pants

I'm all about fast, easy, and easy to wear. These wrap pants were easy to make from a tutorial, fast even though I changed a lot, and they are so incredibly comfortable. I used this tutorial and heavily modified it.


This is a pair of wrap pants. They're based on Tai fishing pants.


I love the flowiness of these pants.

I made two major modifications to the tutorials. These pants are supposed to tie in both front and back. I didn't want a knot/bow in the back when I sit down, so I installed a button and hook and eye. It reduces the flexibility of the garment, since I'll have to move the button if I gain or lose weight, but I'm happy with the result. 

The second, more important, modification I made was to add pockets. I am absolutely refusing to make any skirts or pants without pockets. Figuring out where to put the pockets took a little thinking, since these pants have two pieces that overlap. I ended up putting them on, pulling the piece that wraps to the front back, and sewing pockets directly onto the under piece. It worked perfectly. When I'm not pulling the front back, you can't see the pockets, and they are perfect.

These took me a total of 3.5 hours, including figuring out the tutorial, cutting, ironing, sewing, hand sewing a buttonhole, and adding pockets. I think if I make them again, and I probably will, they should only take about an hour plus the button hole. (I've got to get my sewing machine fixed!)

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