So after that last business I went back to the curtains, and started making plans for pants and things. You know, *confidence boosters*. These are basic elastic waist pants made out of fine wale corduroy from Bolt and reinforced knees out of some lightweight canvas Echino scraps. Now, I say knee patches but I overshot them a bit and so they are more like shin protectors. Oh well. He's growing.
I sewed the waist band using a Sewing with Nancy trick that binds either end of the elastic to a piece of fabric so there's no overlap. She also does this thing where you slip the elastic in through a hole in the seam allowance instead of leaving a space in the waist band... it's hard to explain but MAN, I've been learning so much from watching her show. It's on at a weird time here so I feel like I'm on a bingo hot streak when I can catch it. She's got a top 25 tricks book and dvd out and I think I might order it. You can also watch some of her shows for free on her website.
new shoes! I'm still looking for those perfect brown, flat, calf-high "I'm going to have to cash in all my Christmas gift chips" boots. Any ideas? I've never owned a pair outside of the pseudo-combat variety. Ahhh, college.