Lazy Pants

4 Jan

So I started my year attempting to be crafty by taking a lazy pants sewing class at Joann Fabrics.  Due to some unpredictable circumstances I had all the supplies since Halloween but wasn’t able to actually take the class until just recently. The class took three and a half hours. Now I’m sure I haven’t said this before but I’m not too big on patience. When it comes to certain people that I know and like I can deal with their quirks, but when it comes to little details in decorations I tend to rush. And really I thought that sewing was simple, especially for pants. Who knew there were so many steps to making a pair of lazy pajama pants?!

All the supplies and my sewing machine.

I think my big annoyance was all the measuring. It was never ending and I know that by the time I got to the last step of the hem I just eyeballed it all the way around. Actually I should have prefaced that “eyeballing” comment with the fact that I suck at guess-timating any form of measurement. Up until recently I couldn’t even tell you how big an inch was without a ruler (recently I found out my middle finger is 3 inches long which helps, so I promise if you see my middle finger in the air I’m usually trying to measure something not flipping the world off).

The woman at Joann’s also had to take my measurements and let me tell you that helped in creating another New Year’s Resolution, but that’s for another day. Back to the pants, I would love to tell you every step I took in creating the pants but to be honest we just followed the directions from the pattern and I don’t remember everything. I do know that I have to work on understanding the right way to cut fabric because I don’t see the different directions in the thread.

But with all that being said I finished the pants. They’re HUGE. I think I can fit both of my legs in each pant leg and they are not flattering in any way! I think I need to attempt making something else. Because at this point I think buying lazy pants would be so much easier and they wouldn’t have elephant legs. Maybe if I could make a skirt or something that I would wear in public and could be proud of I would feel like sewing wasn’t such a long unnecessary process. But they were my first real sewing project. And, since it’s been snowing like crazy, they have been nice to cuddle up in while I work on some future projects.

I’ll be sure to add a picture of the finished project soon!


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