|look at all that ease!!!!!
Now, it can be fun to pretend to have rabbits in my pockets, but its really not an every day look, so I decided to take them in, popped them on the 'to fix' pile and there they languished, forlorne and unworn until a few days ago when I realized I ought to get them finished for me-made-may.
Turns out it was easier than I'd expected-- I took out the top stitching over the hips, undid the cuffs, sewed up the sides, redid the bits I'd just taken out, and whamo! jeans without saddle bags!
But wait -- shouldn't there be 'before' and 'after' pictures? Probably. But I couldn't get any flattering pictures this evening and I wasn't feeling the 'before' only... so, no. I'm sure I'll wear them later on this month and will manage a picture when its not all thunderstormy-clammy and 80 degrees out. (moan moan moan)
|pretty pretty patterns
But look! Distraction! Pretty things! (A clever ploy, no?) The recent vogue patten sale caught me too and I grabbed the four of these. I'm especially happy with the two on the right - I'd been looking at them the day before (at a fabric store, totally ignorant of the online sale) and decided I didn't $30 and $10 (ish) like them.... but for $3? Yes, I like them very much, thanks! The two on the left I got for fun -- I like the long flowy skirt of the top pattern and the bodice from the bottom.
However, I've decided I'm not allowed to start anything new until I've finished at least one more UFO. My sewing closet is getting a bit crowded and the projects are becoming rowdy.
May the Fourth be with you!