Hi.

I like to make things.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

I actually did some of the sewing homework I gave myself, and over the weekend I made a pair of Papercut Patterns' Anima Pants. And it was a good thing I did.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Right now, I'm mostly working from home. When I am home, I like to be comfortable. I also feel that I must ration my 'cute' outfits and wear them only on days that I have engagements with the outside world. Otherwise it's a waste.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

My pants that would qualify as home pants, though, mostly include pajama pants, and a lone pair of little boy's sweatpants that I chopped off at the knees. I can clearly see a path that leads to me one day ordering Pajama Jeans from a late night infomercial, deluding myself with visions of successfully convincing people I'm actually wearing jeans, my judgement clouded by my limited contact with society.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Let it be said that I do not support the pajama jean, but I understand it.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

These pants for me are like a good pajama jean, and I mean that in the best way possible. I haven't taken them off since I finished them. They are so comfortable - I mean they're really just sweatpants - but they look like something more. They look like I tried.

I can now have a full day of home-lounging, and then walk to my mailbox with no shame.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

The pattern came together great. The pdf is only 25ish pages, so assembling it was no prob. The directions were simple but clear. I like the faux fly detail, but it would also be easy to take it off it you really wanted to bang these out.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

Please excuse the pants fuzz in these closeups. I live a high fuzz lifestyle.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

For reasons that are hopefully obvious, I chose not to take a picture of my stripe-matching total domination moment that occurred at the center crotch seam. [But you can see it on Instagram.] Apparently though, by the time I got to the top of the butt I had used up all my stripe-matching mojo. Oh well.

Papercut Patterns Anima Pant

I also kept wanting to pull them up like in the picture above, but they didn't stay. Maybe next time I'll shorten them a little, or just make the cuff a little tighter. I dunno.

For those interested in sizing, my hips are 38.5" and my waist is 27.5", and I made the small. I just sized the elastic around myself instead of cutting what the pattern said. I'm very happy with the fit. I HAAATE when pants like this are too tight, but these feel great.

One thing to note is that the waistband takes 2" elastic, which you might not already have in your stash [I didn't], but The Fabric Studio happened to have it. That's also where I got the fabric, a thick double knit. Score!

This pattern is a keeper, and I'll be making more for sure.
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