The last 4 months have been quite eventful! After 19 years with my company and ironically 19 months of partial sick-leave due to a crazy virus, my job was eliminated. It was a bit of a bummer and my first time at being unemployed in my adult life. But thankfully I have a super supportive family and now I find myself really enjoying my new life. No more crazy pace, no more travel and fretting about getting home, and no more pressure to hit quotas. What I do have time for is taking care of my family, saying hello to neighbors when I’m out walking and more time to create fun things from fabric. I am a very lucky girl!
Due to my new work status, I decided that I would make my family Christmas gifts this year. I thought I would try my hand at something wearable rather than a quilt. So I ended up making my people some very fun and outrageous pants. I had a hard time making the pattern, so I made a few modifications to better suit my skill level. I can say that after one go at elastic waists – that part of the pattern was simply eliminated! Good heavens that stuff is tricky to work with. Plus who wants all that constriction anyway?
Everyone got something different and personalized. I had a blast making them! Here are my pants: