The time has come

I own two pairs of jeans and that is the total of all pants that I have. Being poor is awesome. The week before the wedding, one pair of my jeans ripped out at the knee. People tried to convince me that that’s in style, but seriously. I haven’t worn ripped up jeans since high school. If that’s the route I’m going, I may as well steal another flannel shirt out of my dad’s closet to tie around my waist. Think I can single-handedly bring back grunge?

Back in more affluent times, I bought fabric and patterns to make pants. I’ve been putting it off for years because, frankly, it freaks me the heck out. I’ve watched enough Project Runway to be afraid of what Michael Kors calls an “insane crotch.” It would be silly, though, to go buy new pants when I’ve got everything I need right here. {gulp} Except, maybe, skill.

I don’t want to ruin my good fabric so I’m going to do something else I’ve never done before: make a muslin! First time for everything, right? I have an old thrift store sheet that I’m going to use for my first run (or second or…). I have a book that gives fitting tips. I can do this, I can do this, I can… ohhh boy. Guess we’ll find out, won’t we?

As for my ripped jeans, I have a plan for those, too. That will come later! Hopefully not too much later; I need things to wear!

4 thoughts on “The time has come

    • My mom did a jean quilt once. I’d need more than one pair of jeans. haha I’m going to see if I can make them wearable.

      Aw, poor pillows. πŸ™‚ You could probably sew a basic skirt — kinda like a pillow, just leave the ends open. πŸ˜‰ Ta dah! No corners!

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