Saturday, February 28, 2009
The pant sew along
Thanks to all for your kind and thoughtful condolences. The funeral went very well, apparently. I spent the whole time running after Benjy (16 months) who screamed his head off unless he was allowed to play in the mud and puddles outside the chapel. TMB enjoyed it though, he came out after it was all over and wiping his eyes, said "that was a lovely funeral." Grrrreat. To top it off, Benjy got a cold (from puddle slapping and mud traipsing and the brisk weather) and woke up every hour at night, like a cuckoo clock programmed to scream hysterically.
Anyway, I missed the funeral, I missed the burial, I missed most of my family who were returning to their homes the following day so there was plenty of material to philosophise on the nature of disappointment.
Fortunately I had a quick pick me up from that panacea of all feminine ails - shopping - and came home with a lovely silver bracelet to remember my father by.
One disappointment I have been saved is that I have been talked out of what was sure to be an ill-fated silk chiffon top. I was seduced by the words, "silk chiffon, and 4 easy pieces." I have another idea about what I might do with aforementioned chiffon though but first to more pressing sewing matters.
March the first sees the start of the pant sew along. I have decided to sew these pants from the Burda World of Fashion magazine . (09 - 2008- 125). I feel the need to break the ice on this magazine. Despite purchasing them on and off for 15 years I am yet to sew a pattern from one. What I like about this pattern is the natural waist, so no nana nickers on display, the slim fit (no added bulk) and the little vent which is almost flare like at the bottom. It's been reviewed once on pattern review, and favourably, with some caution about the snugness through the waist.
Well, I feel like the Einstein of tight fitting through the waist after those A+O pants so I'm thinking "no worries mate, I've got this sorted."
Posted by Mary Nanna at 3:18 PM