Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sew Chaotically! - The Tale of the (SCARY) Twelve Dollar pants - B5895 - or....Part 2!

This story began a bit ago, as posted here.... Sew Chaotically! - The Tale of the $10.00 pants - B5895

My results with my first two pants were okay....but I had high hopes for this pair!!!! I mean they are made of stretch corduroy at $6.00 a yard! However, that's not exactly how things turned out!!!  I went to the trouble to work on raising the crotch.  This tutorial was really great:  How to alter crotch length in a pants pattern by: Professor Pincushion
I probably should have taken a picture before I moved in them, because at that time, the fit (crotch and all) was perfect!  However, after sitting for just 30 minutes or so...this happened.....

THEN.... by the end of the day.....
...there was this!!!!  B said I could use them as maternity pants.  Not sure about that, but they certainly do grow - whether you need it or not!!!!
Sooooo.....I guess you get what you pay for????  Again, not entirely sure if the problem is me, the pattern, or the fabric.  I'll probably use all three of these (if I can keep the last pair on my body!!!) as play pants with a looooooong top!!!  But, I think I'm done with pants for a bit!!!  

It seems that Dr. Seuss was on to something here!!!!  Enjoy....

I was walking in the night
And I saw nothing scary.
For I have never been afraid
Of anything. Not very.
Then I was deep within the woods
When, suddenly, I spied them.
I saw a pair of pale green pants
With nobody inside them!
I wasn’t scared. But, yet, I stopped
What could those pants be there for?
What could a pair of pants at night
Be standing in the air for?
And then they moved? Those empty pants!
They kind of started jumping.
And then my heart, I must admit,
It kind of started thumping.
So I got out. I got out fast
As fast as I could go, sir.
I wasn’t scared. But pants like that
I did not care for. No, sir.
After that a week went by.
Then one dark night in Grin-itch
(I had to do an errand there
And fetch some Grin-itch spinach)……
Well, I had fetched the spinach.
I was starting back through town
When those pants raced around a corner
And they almost knocked me down!
I lost my Grin-itch spinach
But I didn’t even care.
I ran for home! Believe me,
I had really had a scare!
Now, bicycles were never made
For pale green pants to ride ‘em,
Especially spooky pale green pants
With nobody inside ‘em!
And the NEXT night, I was fishing
For Doubt-trout on Roover River
When those pants came rowing toward me!
Well, I started in to shiver.
And by now I was SO frightened
That, I’ll tell you, but I hate to….
I screamed and rowed away and lost
my hook and line and bait, too!
I ran and found a Brickle bush
I hid myself away.
I got brickles in my britches
But I stayed there anyway.
I stayed all night. The next night, too
I’d be there still, no doubt,
But I had to do an errand
So, the next night, I went out.
I had to do an errand,
Had to pick a peck of Snide
In a dark and gloomy Snide-field
That was almost nine miles wide.
I said, “I do not fear those pants
With nobody inside them.”
I said, and said, and said those words.
I said them. But I lied them.
Then I reached inside a Snide bush
And the next thing that I knew,
I felt my hand touch someone!
And I’ll bet that you know who.
And there I was! Caught in the Snide!
And in that dreadful place
Those spooky, empty pants and I
were standing face to face!
I yelled for help. I screamed. I shrieked.
I howled. I yowled. I cried,
But then a strange thing happened.
Why, those pants began to cry!
Those pants began to tremble.
They were just as scared as I!
I never heard such whimpering
And I began to see
That I was just as strange to them
As they were strange to me!
I put my arm around their waist
And sat right down beside them.
I calmed them down.
Poor empty pants
With nobody inside them.
And now, we meet quite often,
Those empty pants and I,
And we never shake or tremble,
We both smile and we say…”Hi!”                 Dr. Seuss

Sewing chaotically does not always equal success, and I'm not sure I'm ready to put my arm around these pants, but it makes for fun (and frowns)!!! Hey!  Maybe I'm just ready for a Rocket in my Pocket!!! - c