Monkey Britches

I sorta kinda had a mini breakdown on Saturday.  I did not realize how stressed I had been until I hit a brick wall.  Suddenly the thought of doing simple everyday things was just too overwhelming.  Each day, no matter how many things I get done, there are a million things that I have to leave undone and at least half of the things I do, I feel like I don’t do a good job.  It doesn’t take long for this to wear me down.  Fortunately, I am married to a wonderful man. He stepped in and took over everything for me.  He put the girls down for nap, then took them to the park and then took them out to eat with his grandparents.  Which left me with something I am not used to: lots of free time.

Of course, I spent a lot of that time with my sewing machine.  Most of my sewing is done in 5-10 minute spurts of time, which because I am so ADD, I usually don’t mind too much.  But occasionally, it is nice to sit down and sew up something from start to finish.  I completed these cute reversible pants for my nephew in about an hour and a half.

The pattern is the Quick Change Trousers from Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings.  I made one side out of  brown corduroy and the other out of goodnight monkey.  I was pleased that I was able to pull all of these fabrics from my stash.  Not surprisingly, I don’t have a lot of  boy fabrics.  Something that I am sure will be rectified as I do more sewing for my soon-to-be-here nephew.



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