Greetings from lovely Bluffton, SC!
My husband and I are here where he is meeting with colleagues. I am riding bicycles, taking yoga classes and enjoying the abundant coastal wildlife which all headed for the lagoon when I walked out of my cottage wearing the latest.
I knew this orange floral fabric would not be suitable for the dress I planned to make the minute I opened the box, and these pants practically cut and sewed themselves. Since this is the fifth pair of pants I’ve made in three weeks, I’m pretty comfortable with the process – I’ll even say making pants is an easy undertaking once one knows how to fit oneself!
I bet you already know I made these pants from Style Arc’s Leah Lounge Pants pattern, which I am retiring after making three pairs for the spring and summer. My fabric, which I ordered from Mood Fabrics was so wide, I was able to layout the main pattern pieces side by side and have enough left over to make another garment…………great.
A few years ago I bought these Jack Rogers sandals with a kitten heel thinking they would make great summer sandals. WRONG.
The shoes are cute enough but they look terrible on my legs with dresses and skirts. My white summer slacks were the wrong style and length to wear with these shoes, but I really like them with my new orange floral pants!
Who would have thought a cast-off pair of shoes and some disappointing fabric combined with a 10- year-old sweater would turn into cute, alligator-protecting, resort wear?
A miracle indeed.
Many thanks to everyone for helping me get through the fabric crisis!