Sewing a pair of snow pants
Today is a cold blustery day in Seattle. Schools are closed, daycare is closed, and magically S and I don't have to work either. A surprise just before a holiday! Last night, I didn't know if I would have to go to work or not, but I knew that if I didn't I was going to make Junia some cold weather snow pants. After all, the girl has no tolerance sitting in the stroller with a blanket on her lap and her pants are so thin that putting her in the ergo baby carrier leaves her legs dangling and we can't figure out a blanket option for that.
This summer I figured out how to make pants by deconstructing a pair I didn't like...so at this point I'm fairly capable of it, and my experience with making the coat guided me on how to create something that is lined. So I took pair of non-stretch pants, drew an outline of them an then added 3 inches to it and created a kind of pattern. I constructed the lining, insulation and the courderoy and Junia now has a pair if giant courderoy snow pants to match her coat. It probably took me a little less than 2 hours from start to finish.
They are large enough to go over whatever pants she is wearing and lined with 2 layers to keep her little legs warm.
I confess, I am really quite shocked and delighted that I can make such functional and needed pieces of clothing for her! And it's great to be making them for someone who isn't a fashionista...she has no criticism so I have a lot of freedom.