|Bright red with fun jungle animals|
Obviously I took liberties with the sleeve length in the interests of night-time warmth, but more fundamentally with the attitude (suave, sophisticated) of this pattern. Silk charmeuse? Heavens no. The Sewing Lawyer's Calvin Klein PJs are made of luscious 100% cotton jersey. Printed with fun jungle animals (many upside-down) to boot.
In other news, the curling season has started. Which means three occupied evenings per week, so maybe even less sewing than before. Curling is lots of fun for young and old, and involves moderate exercise which is countered by immediate post-game consumption of the drink of your choice and snacks. It also involves periods of intense activity (trotting alongside rocks and sweeping like mad) but more time standing around in a fridge-like atmosphere. This will be my third season as a curler.
Why am I telling you this? Because I need to make myself some new curling clothes. The pants I have been wearing for this activity ... I can hardly find the words to describe them. It may be enough to say that they are RTW and handed down from my son when suddenly he got much larger. He wore them long enough to wreck one of the snaps at the waist, which has not stopped his mother from wearing them for two long curling seasons. And for cross-country skiing. They are functional.
|Famous Norwegian men's curling team pants from |
the 2010 Winter Olympics
|The 2010 Canadian women's team, |
skipped by Cheryl Bernard
|#116 from November, 2009|
After leafing through my Burda Magazines, I found a few pattern possibilities. So far my favorite is #116 from December, 2009. It has some neat seaming. The back is also interesting - the curved seam turns into a back yoke, and there are vertical seams down the centre of each leg. However, I think I'd do some major pocket modification. Perhaps modest zipped side pockets instead of the "Look! Hips!" flaps.
If I had spiffy new pants, I might have to make a new jacket too.