Sing the praises of pants!

I'd offer points for people who could give me the reference for my post title, but I don't think any of you would get it without googling it.

Here, I'll link to it.

Singing the praises of pants

I particularly like the line near the end: "Dolphins, one of the smartest mammals on earth. Do they wear pants? No, but they wish they did, that's how smart they are."

Then there's another episode of MST3K where Pearl and Observer are in Roman times and they want to have a toga party, but the Romans don't get it. So Pearl comes up with the idea to have a pants party and they all dance around with pants pinned to their togas yelling "Pants party pants party!" but I can't find a clip of it on youtube so you'll just have to imagine it.

SO on to pants.

Pants.

Pajama pants.

Kate made some yesterday. First day home, and she's raiding my fabric stash. She found some fabric with planets on it but there wasn't enough to make both legs of pajama pants, so I got out some waterfall fabric and suggested she make some out of that. She wanted the planets so badly though that she ended up making this:
Yes, they are awesome pants, and there does not exist another pair like it in the WHOLE ENTIRE universe.

Well, Paul saw those pants of Katie's and got it into his head that he wanted to give a pair of pants like Katie's as a white elephant gift for the seminary gift exchange. So Kate and Paul went on an ugly fabric hunt in the house.

And we found the perfect combination of fabrics.  And they sewed them up--it took less than an hour from start to finish.

Paul wears the Disney Princess fabric before cutting it out

Laying the fabric out before cutting it
I give you the most coveted pair of long shorts (because there wasn't enough of one of the fabrics to make even a whole leg) in our family:
The Star Wars/Disney Princesses pajama pants, modeled by Paul.

When the pants were opened up for the gift exchange, Paul and Katie received a round of applause and the recipient of the gift quickly stuffed the pants down her shirt so no one would steal them from her. She is very happy with the present. I hope to see pictures of her wearing them soon.

And just because these pants are so marvelous, Paul decided he wanted a pair for himself. He chose a pink and green apple flannel and a bluey sort of outer-spacey flannel and sewed a pair of pants for himself. Sadly I did not get a picture. But maybe I will later. He wore his new pants with an argyle sweater and his purple and yellow knitted *lugies from his grandmother to seminary and school. He is a walking hipster fashion statement.

I love that my kids have the same fashion sense as I have. Mom and Jen, remember the ugly nightgowns we sewed? I wish I still had mine.


*not spit wads or mucousy phlegm. My mom calls hand-knitted slippers with a pom pom "lugies." We grew up using that word (and we did not pronounce it "loogie." We say it with a more relaxed u sound--like saying "lookie" with a 'g' sound instead of the 'k'.)

Comments

Jenni said…
What style! What verve! I like that Paul, himself, sat down and sewed for himself. They are amazing creations. And I do remember our glamorous nightgowns. Awesomeness.
Jenni said…
I don't like that I used "himself" twice in a sentence. Edit as you like.
Jen said…
I think they've started a trend. Now I'm going to see people all over the place wearing 2 fabric-ed pajama pants everywhere. I'm just impressed that three pairs of pants have been made in 24 hours time. I can't even sew one thing let alone three D:
Marta said…
i agree with Jen. we'll be seeing these at target before long.
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Some of us are Misties!

That's right ladies and gentlemen! Consider the PANT! You know, the Pants Association urges you to wear your pants at least three times a day!
Shaun said…
Whoops. Pants got away from me...