I was gifted Amy Butler’s Institches book, several years ago. It is full of a variety of simple projects. Pillows, purses, bags, throws, bathrobe, a shower caddy…. I hate to admit that I have only used it for one pattern.
But I have used that one pattern three times.
I rarely use a pattern, or recipe for that matter, as written. I love these lounge pants, especially once I cut the front waist down about two inches, the back about an inch and seamed the sides in about two on each side. It’s almost as if the pattern is written for someone 5′ 10″ and shapelier that I!
With this super warm weather, you dress for hot weather but come time to go in and cook dinner, the house starts to feel too cool for the tanks and shorts. Slipping into a pair of lounge pants is the perfect answer.
I picked up this Lotta Jansdotter Echo, Scattered Blooms in Navy, way back in the winter. I am so in love with this fabric, I didn’t want to cut into it. It’s a little heavier than your usual quilting fabric. Heavy enough that I made a shift back in February, out of one of her other colors and have since worn the tail off of it. I finally broke down and decided to cut into this piece. I added contrasting bands at the hem, Woven in Navy, because I could. And who can resist a 2″ elastic combined with a drawstring waist? Not I.
They are great for early morning coffee, at the lake, too.
I love them. I’m so glad I have finally altered the pattern to where I can make them without trying them on 12 times. I am so happy I finally took this fabric out of hiding, where I can enjoy it more often.
You should try it. Get that favorite fabric that you are saving for “something” out and enjoy it, now!
You know there will always be a new favorite and it may even be sooner than you can imagine!