Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cut Me Some Slacks!

The Slapdash Sewist shares my disdain of sewing pants.  I'm a software engineer by trade, and our basic uniform is jeans and a t-shirt.  While that's not exclusively how I dress (this would be a really low-traffic blog, if that was the case), it's still my go-to outfit when I'm too tired, stressed, or ill to care.  I have tried to sew jeans for myself, with no success.  All the patterns I have tried for for the flat-ass club, and I am most definitely not a member.  I'm curvy in places where others are flat, and vice versa.  This is why dresses and skirts have been occupying a larger portion of my wardrobe in the last few years.

Anyway, join me rooting on the Slapdash Sewist in her quest for the perfect pair of pants.  She has inspired me to try again (once I work my way through my copious fabric stash - so in ten years or so).


  1. Oh, pants. I sewed only three in my whole sewing career. A pyjama-pant for a friend of mine, a sarouel and a capri-pant, who was one of my first projects ever. Somehow I just don't like it, I think I will stay with skirts and dresses in the future as well. But maybe your project can help me getting over this, so I will try another, real, trouser someday in the future.
    Thank you for returning to the other comment system, so I can answer your posts again :-)

    1. I have sewn many pajama pants with mostly success, as they are not too fitted, so they're pretty easy. I have had some moderate success with suit pants, but like you, I would rather sew skirts and dresses. The way I am built just makes pants very difficult. Not sure when I will get around to tackling this project, but I hope it will be soon.

      I turned off the captcha because I was (and still am, last time I checked) having terrible problems commenting on any blog that used them, so I thought others might also be having trouble with mine. I also don't get all that much spam, which is why I turned anon comments back on. If it becomes a problem again, I might turn on moderation. We'll see. Regardless, I'm happy to see you back and commenting. :)