Friends, I love being comfortable when I'm home and have nowhere to go. It can be really great to have those completely unplanned lazy days pop up in my schedule every once in a while, and to celebrate these days, I wanted some brighter than bright lime lounge pants.
(I don't know why precisely I wanted lime lounge pants, but I've been aching for a pair for months now, so I thought it was high time to do something about it.)
I wasn't sure what pattern to use until the lovely Lisette left Simplicity 2224 in my care. I decided to make view C, the long version, as some nights it can get chilly around here.
The pattern has these fabulous wrap around pockets which go over the center front seam and get sewn into the side seam. I love how they look, and they are large enough to hold my phone and possibly a cup of tea (but that could get messy).
The waist is 100% encased elastic - do not be fooled by the bow! The pattern calls for two button holes and a small bit of ribbon to give the idea of drawstring waistline, but it's all an illusion. I don't mind the elastic waist, as these are purely indoor pants.
I like the fabric - a poly/cotton blend that feels more like linen than poly/cotton. I also love the color. I've been attracted to more and more greens lately, so more of those might be pulled out of the stash sooner rather than later.
(The Jasmine blouse I made with the leftover fabric can be seen here)
This last photo is especially dear to me. Last week at work, a woman poked me in the stomach when I was talking about working out. I came home and cried, because WHO DOES THAT. I'm over it now, and as you can see from the above, no more f*cks will be given.
Friends, have a fabulous week, and may you always have amazing lounge clothes in your closet :)