Why didn’t I think of this before?
After patching half a dozen knees, I finally came up with a better remedy: replace the pants entirely at the knee. Here you can see that the new piece of corduroy has a different wale count. Let’s see how long these knees last.
Pants are my jam right now. I’m feeling much less intimidated by all that funny stuff around the zippers. So much that I’ve ventured to experiment a little: change the pockets from patch to welt, adjust the placement of the fly facing, try a variety of pant closures.
The cords are drafted from a RTW pair of jeans (which I used for these shorts last summer) and the material was salvaged from my mom’s sewing closet – 2 yards spandex free!
The navy pair are in fact shorts. My second try at this Pauline Alice pattern with a few minor size adjustments and a couple pocket swaps. The material was a score at a thrift store. Some heavier cotton twill that was barely a yard.
This time for spring fairies.
With Gabe’s classmates.
This past weekend’s teepee-building reminds me of another time three years ago, building on that same property:
They found a few more reasons to stay outside, barefoot on a fine spring day.
Meanwhile my dad and I put a door on our little library.
When your two year old takes the felting needle from you, you just let him and move your bare legs out of the way.
Since having our bikes stolen this winter, Brett came up with a better system for locking them. It makes it easier to park and access them too.
Experimenting with patchwork.
My kids generate enough knee holes to make this a weekly affair.