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Nine and a quarter yards of 45" wide muslin is enough to make 5 pairs of happy pants with 16" inseams. Actually, I could get by with probably 8.25 yards, but it was the end of the bolt, and the girl gave me the last .75 yards at 75% off. Anyway, my happy pants are all cut out, on to sewing.

Also, I decided that I needed to make my jammie pants out of something else, because I'd need to piece the polar bear fabric and I just didn't feel like it. So I got this, but in black. Is that not awesome? I got enough to make something else out of it, something small. Haven't decided what yet, though.

I almost bought some fat quarters of brocade fabric to make little gifty bags for Her Maj. If these pants go together quickly (and oh, shit, I don't think I have enough elastic; I'll have to get back to JoAnn), maybe, maybe I'll have time to whip those together. I wish they'd had some in bright blue -- they had red, purple, pale blue, olive, and black that I recall. I'd probably grab some in red. Who am I kidding, though. I won't have the time. I have a ton of things that have to get accomplished between now and Friday, and those shouldn't even be on the radar.

Anyway... off to assemble pantses.

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4 trips or shoot the rapids
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: August 3rd, 2006 02:40 am (UTC) (base camp)
Happy pants... are they what I think they are? Those fun baggy things?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 3rd, 2006 02:57 am (UTC) (base camp)
Nope. They're long shorts that I wear under my garb to keep my thighs from chafing, because if my thighs are unchafed, that makes me happy. :-)
soteltie From: soteltie Date: August 3rd, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hey Neighbor,
After Pennsic, will you share your happy pants pattern with me, so that I can make myself some for next year? I've been using gym leggings, but mine are now too big and need to be replaced.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 3rd, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yay for too big! I have a confession to make... I use a mundane lounge pants pattern, McCall's 7684 to be exact, and I just cut them with a shorter inseam.
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