Well, I had a fabulous day yesterday at sewing class, and I am now the proud owner of a brand new Brother Sewing Machine! The one I was using which was a singer was a pretty cheap model and it wasn't working right because I seemed to have the wrong spool in it, and also the metal piece that you put your bobbin of thread on to wind on to your spool snapped off a long time ago so I had attached it with tape. The tape was making the bobbin fit on there way too tight which was affecting the tension of the thread. All in all it was a (cheap) machine that I never enjoyed using so I bought a nice new one today. It made a world of difference.
I am amazed at the machines today. The one I bought even threads my needle for me AND can cut your thread at just the touch of a button. You don't even need to push a peddle with your foot (if you don't want to). Pull out the foot cord and you can just push a button instead and off it goes sewing for you! For all you seamstresses out there, I'm sure this is nothing new to you, but it really amazed me :-)
So here's a few shots of my new 'lounge pants'. I took these pics outside and it's hard to see the print on the fabric. Suffice to say it's pretty cheap fabric (I classed today as a practice run and didn't want to spend a lot on fabric) but they turned out pretty good.
Very comfortable I must say.
Now I want to try the Amy Butler pattern and compare the feel and fit of them!