How much do you love those owls?!!?
The problem with falling in love with uber cutesy fabric is that it often has limited application. I mean, if I love this fabric and want to make something with it that I can wear, what else am I going to make? Lounge pants it is.
Not the best picture in the world but you get the idea.
These are (yet again) the Wide Leg Lounge Pants from Amy Butler’s In Stitches. I made some adjustments to the pattern by trimming about an inch off each side of the leg to make them slightly less wide-legged and put in elastic instead of a drawstring tie for the waist. This in fact is my most favorite modification. Turns out, I love elastic waistbands for lounge pants. They are just more comfortable to wear and much easier to sew then having to make buttonholes and a drawstring.
I promise I will sew some other kind of garment next. I actually have the pieces all cut out for a dress but just haven’t gotten my act together to start sewing it. I have been knitting quite a bit. I ran into some issues (read: ran out of yarn) on my Vivian. I was maybe 3 inches from the end of the hood. Ugh. I am using Knit Picks yarn and so I went to the site and ordered a new skein of but then got sucked into ordering yarn for another project so I could get free shipping. Side note: free shipping offers work really well on me. I’ll reveal the yarn and new project very soon. Back to Vivian though, I got my extra skein in the mail a couple of days ago and have been working on finishing. I may just have an FO soon. Shocking, I know. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.