I’m back after a little hiatus due to illness! First, I got what I’m pretty sure was the flu (apparently the shot wasn’t as effective this year). Then, just as I was pulling myself back together after nearly a week of fever, muscle aches, and chills, ALL of the trees bloomed and tried to suffocate me with their pollen. Go figure. Anyways, I’m finally starting to feel a little better and am ready to start catching y’all up on all the sewing I’ve been doing.
First, we need to talk about me and pants for a second. It’s a complicated relationship. You see, I’m short (5’2″). But I also have hips. Hips that were made bigger by carrying and birthing two babies. In addition, the second of those babies was born via emergency c-section 8 months ago and that darn incision is STILL tender – making pants even more my enemy than they had been.
So I’ve been on a quest for pants that do not look like old-lady trousers, but that have a stretchy waistband for my incision, are cut for a short person, but have plenty of room in the hips/booty. So basically impossible in ready-to-wear land. Enter Patterns for Pirates SOS Knit Pants!
I was a little intimidated at the idea of making pants, but I decided to give it a go with some fun Liverpool I had bought on a whim. The instructions were very easy. The “SOS” stands for “straight or skinny,” and I decided to make the skinny version as that’s the most flattering on me. They fit great and are extremely comfortable- the only thing I will change next time is to make the waistband a teeny bit smaller.
Please excuse the super unflattering picture of me with mom hair — I have an 8 month old, remember?
Do you know me in real life and want me to make you some great fitting pants? Go to my Facebook group to get in touch!