I used an old Thomas the Tank Engine Sheet to experiment with wrap pants (the girls loved Thomas when they were small so these are actually from when K was young). If you ignore the engines - I find the lattice fabric makes a neat design for these pants. If you Google wrap pants/sarong pants/fisherman pants (which are technically different pants) you will find a variety of tutorials for making these - I used several for reference and I can't even find one of them now.
Next time I will probably make them wider so they will wrap to the front more. On C's I set on a wide waistband or tie. I like the way it looks better than the narrow string ties. You can see a tutorial for how to put them on here.
These are intended to be 'house' pants for the girls.
We are desperately wishing for spring.
Remember my art journal? It got laid aside. I picked it up recently so that I could make some sample pages for the girls' Poetry and Play group.
Friday, April 08, 2005
map of the world
your map seems clear
a red line disappearing over the horizon
no bends, no curves, no interest
and you almost wish for a loop
to strangle yourself in
north, east, west, south
are not directions they are not
even suggestions - they don’t exist
our eldest child has a dreamy map
full of sweeping lines of travel
and distant vistas like the brushstrokes
of a Chinese watercolor painting
a happy land to wander
with no clear destination
our baby seems to be geometric
edges with the arts and crafts order
of Frank Lloyd Wright
passion delineated in vivid color
and my map is simply white tracing paper
marked with lines copied from other maps
- my destination is travel companion
some days, I wish I could
fold my map into the shapeof an albatross and glide away