Long time readers of my blog know, I am just a tad obsessed with tall lounge pants. I explain my frustration in detail here but in summary: I have really long legs, stores don’t make lounge/pj pants in tall sizes, and I hate wearing flood water pants even if no one sees me in them. I have always been a touch afraid of the sewing machine but I knew that if my dream of long lounge pants was ever going to be a reality, I was going to have to learn.
Well folks, it might have taken me a couple years but I finally did it. Thanks to my awesome friend Tricia, I learned how to read, cut out, and sew a pattern from start to finish. I made my lounge pants and they are awesome. You know what else is awesome? Sewing. Who knew?
Of course, my obsession didn’t end there. I had such a fun time making my pair and I started thinking about how much I love them and how I could use like 15 more pairs. But it was December and in the spirit of giving I thought about Sister’s Night fast approaching (a made-up holiday celebrated on Christmas Eve–and in its 21st year I might add–where my sisters and I celebrate, well, us.) So I think, before I start sewing my entire lounge pant collection I will make lounge pants for sister’s night gifts! And then I do!
Bri rockin’ her perfect Lounge Pants
I am on the left, Kara on the right.
And then after, since I had a few hours on my hands I decided to sew a pair for my fellow long-legged friend (she is 6’2!) Holly for her birthday! And I did!
Can you believe it? Four pairs of lounge pants and only one of them for me. (Apparently sewing makes me really selfless.) Now I have dreams of tailor made skirts, dresses, and of course, more lounge pants dancing in my head.
I think sewing and I are going to have a lot of fun in 2009.
In case you are wondering, the pattern for the lounge pants seen above are all Wide Leg Lounge Pants found in Amy Butler’s book In Stitches. I LOVE this pattern and think the end result is super comfortable and flattering. It can’t be too hard either if a beginner like me was able to do it. Yay sewing!