Happy Easter everyone! It was a beautiful day in the Poconos, cool and sunny.
The Easter meal was at my mom and dad's house with ham, corn, green beans, deviled eggs, pasta salad, fruit salad, lettuce salad, and mashed potatoes. Very filling! We had no dessert. None was needed because the Easter bunny was very generous this morning. In fact, we didn't even get a chance to color eggs this year because last night we had to go to a softball tournament. There wasn't even any time to get the baskets, so the Easter bunny couldn't hide them. Just left the candy on the table in a nice big pile to be sorted. My youngest did mental poking and prodding by holding up candy and asking, "Did you buy this?". Hmmm...
Between making the deviled eggs and mashed potatoes, I was able to get DD#2's pajama pants almost done. I put in some temporary ribbon for the waist until I can find the right color. Her pants have a temporary hem until we wash them (100% cotton flannel) a few more times. She hates pants that are too short and that is a typical RTW problem for her. She has a figure just like mine with very long legs and a short-waisted torso. The pajama pants are nice and long, but are hanging on the floor. I will wait for the go-ahead from her before messing around with the current hem though. Let me tell you, they are SO soft! As soon as I finished them I told her I was trying them on. Very nice fit (loose but not too loose), modeled them for her and told her if she didn't want them they'd be mine. She replied, "I'll wear them now." I take them off, and she immediately puts them on :) . She really likes them and can't wait for the next pair. Now that's gratifying sewing!
The pajama pants were actually a Junior-sized Simplicity pattern. She picked out the wrong pattern size (thinking Misses) but the fit is so nice in the Junior-size large that I'm thinking about making a pair for myself in a nice cozy flannel print. I'm going to take a pic of them and do a review in a week or so after the three washings and better ribbon.
Now, to get working on my two tops and Burda coat. I love having three projects to work on at the same time. It makes for very little downtime.