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The Britches Full of Stitches

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Post by Onna Carr

The Britches Full of Stitches

One of my favorite violin tunes is "The Britches Full of Stitches." I am not quite sure why I like this oddly-named tune or even why it is so oddly-named, but the rhythm and the beat of the timing and the string crossings of this fiddle tune always make me smile. This week, I made two plain, of elastic-waist pants from a simple pattern, a pajama pant pattern. I love basic pant patterns because they are easy to cut out, having only one pattern piece and pretty simple to sew up, requiring four seams and few notions: a piece of elastic, an iron, a hemming gauge, and thread.

The other thing I like about making your own pants is that you can make them elaborate or simple. You can spend hours hand-beading the pants or adding rick-rack, or not. You can make them super simple and whip out two pairs in an afternoon. Elastic pants are a versatile project with plenty of room for imagination and creativity.

The other feature I love about elastic pants is that they can be worn anywhere. Elastic pants can be worn for work, for play, or for sleep. Elastic-waist pants can be dressed up or down. These pants truly are quite wonderful additions for any wardrobe.

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