Yes, they are too big, but they're pajama pants, so who cares? I seem to have a real phobia about sewing clothes that might be too small. I cut the pants in a size larger than I really am, but then I noticed that Kwiksew allows only 1/4" seam allowance, so I sewed 1/2" seams, thinking that would somehow make everything right, but they are still a scosche bigger than I would like. The buttonholes are a disgrace. I really need to get reacquainted with my buttonholer. It was behaving so eccentrically, I gave up and made the buttonholes (for the ties) by hand.
|The self-fabric ties are kind of ghetto. Next time I'll|
use cloth tapes or a ribbon.
|I shortened the pant legs, sewed piping to the bottoms, |
and then added the cuffs.
|I cropped out my feet. You're welcome.|
I dragged my bike out of the basement and rode it over to Blue Wheel Bicycles for a tune up. They're moving my office in a few weeks and it will be a little too far to walk to every day. (Just over three miles. I'll probably walk once in a while, but not every day.) I'm a little out of practice with cycling and literally crashed into our bayberry bush, trying to power up the hill in our driveway. My route to work will have ALL THE HILLS, so I need to get used to that.
I used to commute by bike when I worked as a nurse. I appreciated the ten-minute commute, but cycling in the city of Charlottesville is like being a hunted animal. The constant fear of being killed by a car eventually led me to abandon my bike and walk instead. I'm not thrilled about experiencing that stress again, but the alternative is allowing my employer to dock my pay for the privilege of parking my car while I work.
Anyway, my bike will be ready on Friday, so next weekend, I'm going to do a practice ride to make sure it's really feasible to do this. There really are some big hills to deal with. The big traffic danger point will be at the corner of Cherry and Roosevelt Brown Blvd, where I will be going straight, but the majority of drivers are turning right to get to UVA.