3.19.2012

Two-Point-Pants


Ben and I used to give each other points for each meal that we made and the points were solely based on how many soon-to-go-bad items we used in cooking our meal.

Soup made with old celery, onions, and potatoes?  That would be 3 points.

Pasta made with pasta sauce that was opened a week ago? That would be 1 point.

I know - it's a really complicated system (ha!) but it got us thinking about what we needed to eat so it wouldn't go to waste rather than what we wanted to eat.  And so in an attempt to apply the same philosophy to my sewing I'd like to introduce you to my two-point-pants.


The main fabric is left over uncut corduroy from this hat and the contrasting fabric is left over quilting cotton from this dress.


Granted these fabrics weren't going go "bad" like food, but all the same it feels good to use those last little pieces up.


Pattern: Basic Pocket Pants from Growing Up Sew Liberated
Size: Cut out a size 2T with a 3T length because I omitted the cuffs

14 comments:

  1. I'm digging your point system, and those pants. I really must try that pattern!

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  2. Very cute. I love corduroy pants. I'm also digging the sweater. Mama made? What pattern did you use?

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  3. I think you should at the very least get an extra point for making an article of clothing from scratch. Who votes for three-point pants????

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  4. I love these! Please tell me you don't do all the itch free seaming this pattern calls for, I don't want to be the only lazy one.

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  5. NEED TO IMPLEMENT POINT SYSTEM, for both food and fabric! that's awesome. love the pants - i hacked that pattern to bits during PR&P, it'd be nice to make it straight up. so cute!

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  6. Oh wow I LOVE that points system for food and need to introduce Andy to it, pronto.
    Also, love the pants (think I noticed them on the last post too) and isn't it so satisfying to use up those scraps.
    Oh and extra points for O's scrunchy face :)

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  7. This are so pretty and definitely deserve more than 2 points! It's especially nice that you used up scraps. I love reducing my pile of scraps in any way I can (so I can justify buying more fabric).

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  8. I love it! There's something so satisfying about using stuff up, especially when it's considered "leftover"! The pants look great-- I'm amazed at how many new projects you churn out!

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  9. Love these! Extra point for using a book that has many more future uses!

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  10. And more points for overall cuteness!

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  11. Super cute! I love the feeling of using up the very last scrap of something. It makes me feel so thrifty and virtuous! In my system, I get extra, extra points for cutting up and using an old piece of clothing. At that point, I have no choice but to reward myself by ... er ... buying new fabric. This makes sense, right?

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  12. she makes the best faces!

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  13. Seriously love this entire outfit!

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  14. 10 points for the face in the second picture!

    Pants are awesome, and so is the cardigan.

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