Hitting the slopes
I don’t ski, but if I did, I’d be ready! Sat down today and whipped up a pair of snow pants.
I decided to make these because I love to ice skate and I love to go sledding. They are warm, warm, warm! The outer layer is waterproof windbreaker type fabric. The lining is sweatshirt fabric. In between those is a layer of Thermolam. I’m prepared! And look how great they look with my dirty winter coat:
I used a trusted PJ pant pattern and basically made two pairs of pants: one was the windbreaker/thermolam, the other was the sweatpants. Stuck the sweatpants inside the windpants, wrong sides together and serged around all openings. Folded edges over and added elastic.
I actually need to open up the waistband again at some point and shorten the elastic. I’m not sure where on my body I measured, but it apparently wasn’t my waist. I also left the cuffs open on the legs in case I wanted to add elastic later. Not sure that will happen since the elastic was a bitch kitty to get in the waist. All those layers made it slow going…
I had thought about making these pants reversible. Once I decided to put the thermolam inside, however, I decided that I would probably never wear them with the sweatpant side out. Which is a shame, because it’s pretty darn cute!
Let’s just hope that if I fall while skating, I’m the only one seeing stars…..