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…..

January 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , . handmade, pictures. 6 comments.

Leave it to Minnesota…

That picture was taken at 2:30 am on April 1, 2008.  I’m pretty sure most of it melted by the 3rd, but we’ve had some pretty funky weather lately.  Like, we had an actual winter.  It’s been a LONG time since we’ve had an actual winter.  Unfortunately, our winter bled well into spring, and it’s getting kind of old.

They are forcasting a high of 46* F on Saturday with SNOW the night before.  Snow.  On the 25th of April.  Snow on April Fool’s Day I can handle, but this is going too far! I want my spring, and I want it to stay that way!  Until Summer.

Normally I wouldn’t post about weather on this blog, but I feel it appropriate considering Saturday is Craftstravaganza.  My point is, please don’t let the cold or the snow keep you from enjoying the 80 artists and crafters that have put their heart and soul into this show.  And the awesome bands!  Don’t forget the bands!  I listened to some clips on the Craftstravaganza website, and they sound like they will be pleasant to listen to all day.

Now, go splash in a couple puddles before they all freeze.

April 24, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , . announcements, craft shows. 1 comment.