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Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Wow, Jeans!

So my experiment was a success. Chase wore her jeans today and even though the weather was crappy most of the day got to try them in the yard briefly this afternoon. They went together so quickly I want to make another pair. I have to go dig through my craptastic wardrobe to see what else I can part with. I used Ben’s photoXhibit plugin and Picasa to do a little mini-tutorial on how I turned the adult jeans into baby jeans. You have to scroll all the way to the bottome to see it.

Our errands today took us up north a ways to White Marsh and no trip to White Marsh is complete without stopping at Ikea. The trip was necessary though as in the last week I’ve pretty much broken all f the cups and bowls in the house. Those needed to be replenished as did our energy so we stopped for lunch in the cafe. Lunch at ikea is brilliant. Swedish meatballs, mac and cheese, pizza, everyone was happy. Not to mention the play area they have there, it’s the perfect respite from errand running. The only impulse buy to which I gave in was a tiny picnic table. It was one sale and try as I did I could not resist it. It’s perfect for enjoying a popsicle with a friend.

Ben’s impulse buy was much more costly than mine but also much more of a necessity. We finally put new tires on the car. It rides like a cadillac now. It still looks like a saturn but on the inside you can pretend you’re riding in luxury. It’s always hit or miss at Costco. Sometimes they’re giving out crappy soup sample and some days, like today you can really clean up. Just when Chase thought this canNOT get any better, we would turn the corner and oh, a raisin samples, oh, peaches, oh, look at that, cream puffs. It held her over nicely until we could get to lunch.

I can’t believe I almost forgot, this was probably the highlight of my day. The emergence of girl hair! Chase woke up this morning with one tiny curl… and it stayed to play all day! A couple of barrettes and not one person asked me how old is he today. Usually even the barrettes don’t make a difference it’s all the curl.

AND 500 posts today!

Start with a pair of child-sized pants. These are one full size bigger than what is actually fitting her right now. Trace along the outside of the pants on the wrongside of the jeans. My jeans are 2\'s, the rise of my pants and hers were the same

Start with a pair of child-sized pants. These are one full size bigger than what is actually fitting her right now. Trace along the outside of the pants on the wrongside of the jeans. My jeans are 2\'s, the rise of my pants and hers were the same

I pinned along the line to make it easier to see. When marking the waist think about how the pattern pants fit. The ones I used were so big I didn\'t have to account for the stretch in the waist and the button and fly allow them to slip on easily

I pinned along the line to make it easier to see. When marking the waist think about how the pattern pants fit. The ones I used were so big I didn\'t have to account for the stretch in the waist and the button and fly allow them to slip on easily

Cut the excess length off. I allowed an inch hem since I thought it best to err on the side of length.

Cut the excess length off. I allowed an inch hem since I thought it best to err on the side of length.

Stitch along the line you marked. I used pinking shears to trim the excess fabric away.

Stitch along the line you marked. I used pinking shears to trim the excess fabric away.

This was the trickiest part so I forgot to stop and take pictures. I used a seam ripper to open up the waistband and sewed in about two inches of 1/2

This was the trickiest part so I forgot to stop and take pictures. I used a seam ripper to open up the waistband and sewed in about two inches of 1/2

Here they are finished and waiting for a model.

Here they are finished and waiting for a model.

Like my new jeans?

Like my new jeans?

Perfect for working in the yard.

Perfect for working in the yard.

... and to think I was going to just give them away :) Now to put a hem in them.

... and to think I was going to just give them away :) Now to put a hem in them.

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