Wednesday, March 20, 2013

McCalls 5813 - The Easiest Lounge Pants in the World!

I finished a pair of lounge pants this morning for myself!  I made both Jessica & Jennifer a pair around Christmas, but never finished mine.  The winter weather here on the 1st day of Spring gave me some time in my sewing space to get them done - from cutting out to finish was about 2 hours. Take a look....
Easy means easy...these are certainly a pair of lounge pants a sewing beginner can make

I kept myself supplied with my Ipod, phone and without fail, sea salt & vinegar chips...along with my other sewing notions...of course.

I purchased this fabric at Joann's during their after Thanksgiving flannel sale about two years ago, maybe's very soft - perfect for lounge pants.  And I LOVE PAISLEY!

Note:  I used a very easy elastic waistband tutorial - which I first learn from Nancy Zieman...the "Sewing with Nancy"...Nancy Zieman
Here's the link to see for yourself:

I know they are long...but I made them that when I sit down my ankles don't get cold!  That is the great thing about sewing...custom made!...and yes , the legs are wide - but very comfy - perfect for crossing my legs and watching a movie on girl's night.

Here is Jenny, wearing her lounge pants.  Much more colorful than mine - because that's who Jenny is....and I love her just the way God made her.  I had so much fun working with these fabrics for her - again...flannel from Joann's.

Jenny wishes she would have had her toenails painted...but I wanted to get this please excuse her bare toes=)

One note on the pattern:  The crotch in rather long - and easy adjustment to shorten when you are cutting it out.  Jenny and I didn't mind because we wanted very loose, and comfortable lounge we can lounge!

Thanks for Looking...and Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

New Table Runner

Each year I am in a Secret Sister group at our church.  Usually in the final "reveal" - after a year of gift giving and praying for our secret sister, I make a table runner, or some such handmade gift.  I enjoy the process immensely.  This is the table runner I made this year and will give this weekend.  I've had this wonderful fabric for quite some time - and recently purchased the red for the hexagon flowers and binding.

It's made from 5 inch blocks.
I love these colors!

I had a lot of the blue/cream fabric why not a pretty back!
I chose to do fairly simple quilting - as time permitted me practicing my free motion quilting.  Just straight line quilting.  I think the flowers in the center really add a great touch to what otherwise might have been a rather boring table runner.  

I've picked a new secret sister for the next the new planning and praying begins again!