...is pants that don't fit. My waistline has grown by a whopping 6 inches, but on the flipside my hips/thighs have shrunk. So I'll probably look like a lollipop real soon. I'm not gonna even mention my bust area growth (although I just did, lol)
Plus I was missing my fellow bloggers' updates. SOOO many wonderful projects/vibes/inspirations going on out there. I think I'm ready to get back in the grove.
I had to get myself some pants because of the bulge. I have been hating on the maternity pattern offerings. The old elastic waist with the bucket front IS NOT CUTE!! Plus it seams kinda bulky. I did get Simplicity 4704 for the button down.
So I braved the mall thinking I would buy. I went to Motherhood and did not appreciate the prices, Target wasn't much better. But the styling was kind of nice. Most of them looked like regular pants with a Lycra knit waistband. Which got me thinking, all I have to do is find a pant pattern with a low rise waist and replace the waistband.
Turns out I already had the pattern: McCall's 3935, now out of print. I've made these ages ago when I first got back into sewing, with good results. They are a very simple wide leg, mock fly front, no pocket pair of slacks. Good pattern for beginners if you can get your hands on it.
I made the pants as instructed in my usual size, but left out the zipper, and serged on a folded over knit band to the waist. It worked perfectly for fit, comfort and $. Plus I made two pair in a matter of a few hours, so I didn't wear myself out in the process.
I went to Jo's so I to pick up some on sale suiting fabric and I found the knits in the remnant bin, so these pants cost me about $10 each.
I'm not trying these on for ya 'cause... well just 'cause. Give me some time. Trust that they fit and feel great. I almost thought about making some to wear post pregnancy with a tighter waistband. But I promise I won't.