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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Just the Beginning

3 Jan

I’ve started and abruptly ended multiple blogs before, so why start this one now?

Well a little before Christmas the 5 year relationship I had been in and out of ended quite painfully. I spent a couple of days being extremely angry, crying myself to sleep, listening to Pearl Jam’s Black nonstop and drinking one too many bottles of wine, but then I realized I’m ok. In fact I’m better than ok, I have the opportunity to find out who I am all over again. Not quite reinvent myself but get reacquainted with who I am. Of course this thinking was easier if I looked in the mirror and didn’t see the same person as always so, with the help of some family, I dyed my hair. This way the difference I want to feel on the inside could be shown on the outside.  Baby steps, right?

My personal thought process always goes to the negative first so after my ‘I am woman hear me roar’ moment wore off, I started thinking about how I hate being alone and how I’ve been “Sarah and” for so long that I don’t know what just I like anymore. So I made myself sit and write down (I’m a list type of person) all of my favorites. They went something like this: crocheting, baking, the Cleveland Browns, socializing with friends, laughing with my family. Then I thought for a moment how these items can help me grow as a person and the thought to start up another blog was formed.

I’m looking at this as more of a way that I can remind myself of all that I’m capable of as an individual. Whether it’s through the projects or memories I create. And although I would love to be more self-confident as I continue this journey I know that in order to become that way I need the right people to help me along.

Now I am in no way a professional at this stuff. I love crocheting and have been known to sit down and just start making a blanket just because. I enjoy baking even though I lack the patience needed for decorating. And I recently discovered how amazing Pinterest.com is so I have begun attempts at being crafty. I hope that this blog shares with all of you my journey in discovering my capabilities, or lack thereof.  I will try my hardest to share each step of the process with you all. In return, please feel free to ask questions or give suggestions on what I should undertake next!

Enjoy!