I was so excited about the 3 Graces Tees yesterday that I totally missed the new HP drawstring pant – isn’t it great? Every night when I come home, the first thing I put on is a drawstring pant and a tank. It’s all very pajama-like and the most comfy thing I can imagine wearing after a long day. Last Sunday, I wore that “uniform” all day while sewing! I’m embarassed to admit that my drawstring pants are all cheap RTW from Target and I noticed yesterday that one pair was falling apart – after only two months. So, this pattern comes at the perfect time for me to make some quality pants that I can actually wear out in public! I’m washing up some linen and cotton as I write so that they’ll be ready for cutting when the pattern arrives. Tip: washing and drying your linen at least three times makes for a really soft, slightly rumpled pant that does not require ironing.
I also want to say how much I appreciate the Hot Patterns envelope illustrations of late. Instead of the usual 9-heads’ proportioned Amazonian models, Trudy is now drawing real women. Don’t get me wrong, I think her illustrations have always been fantastic – it’s just easier now to imagine how the clothes will look on a normally proportioned figure.
I managed to get the Anna Sui silks cut out today. Having something cut and ready seems to be a recipe for successful weekday sewing for me. Even if I only manage 15 or 30 minutes per day, I feel as if I’ve accomplished something. Are you wondering what happened to the robe I was going to make? I didn’t have any fabric in my collection that I really wanted to use so I put that project on the back burner for now. And I’m looking for a nice terry or velour for the beach coat.