I have a friend, a British friend, who makes me laugh non-stop. Mostly when she doesn’t intend to make me laugh. She falls down a lot, loses things constantly, once found $450 in cash in the pockets of her dirty laundry. And when she does these awesome, ridiculous things, she’ll say, “Pants.” Like, a kind of British swear-that’s-not-a-swear. The first few times she did it, I wasn’t really sure what was happening, and kept looking to see if she’d sat in something. What she really meant was, “Something has gone mildly wrong and I feel irritated by the result.” I love that term. Pants.
As life would have it, I myself am having some PANTS moments. I’m working on a lot of pants right now. And hoping for the best. These are in a viciously lovely wool tweed–also very British, but in a 30s kind of way, with a wide leg and a zip fly. I’m videotaping the construction of these for my current e-course–step-by-step never looked so good.
These fabrics are waiting their turn. The top is a Shetland wool herringbone I’d thought I would save for a suh-weet jacket one day, but have decided would make the most fabulous fully-lined pants. The corduroys are slightly stretchy, and will be perfect for this fall. And let’s not discount some velveteen–I know I’m going on a limb here, but I think a nice velveteen, in a smooth-waisted pant with a straight leg? I am feeling it.
If you’re wondering about the Lisette pants–the answer is, I didn’t get around to making them. Maybe I will, since it will still be roastingly hot through at least Halloween (can I get a witness? hello, Southerners!) and I could fully rock that sailor look well after Labor Day. Hmmm… And the mattress stripe IS red and white, what with football season coming. Oh, pants.
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