A very, very long time ago in craft land, just when blogging was finding its way out of its nerd niche and into mainstream, there was a craft phenomenon called “lounge pants”. Based on a pattern by Amy Butler everyone with a sewing machine were making wide-legged, comfy pants and declaring that they would never take them off ever again.
And then something else caught our interest, like the ADHD crafters we are, and lounge pants were a forgotten footnote in the craft blog archives. Until last week. Because last week I was clearing my fabric shelves, and all my yardage of thrifted (bedsheet) fabric, deciding which to keep (and why) and which to donate back to the land of thrift.
I kept a couple back, for possible future quilt backing, and many saw the open mouth of a bin liner hurtling towards them at a rate of knots. Except one. She got pulled back out, because a niggling idea of lounge pants had wormed its way into my craft brain as I searched desperately for something to ‘make’ with all this lovely stuff I was giving away.
A quick cutting around some (jazzy) PJs, hemmed, sewed and waist-casing made, I was threading elastic in in under 15 minutes. And I haven’t taken these off since.
There is something incredibly satisfying about wearing worn bedsheets as attire; they are soft and cool and like, well, being in bed having a lay in I suppose. It’s a pity they are so garish, as I have not been allowed to wear them outside the house. Shame.
Lounge pants – the new, next big thing (in my house). Let lounging commence!