The germs have struck again and I'm puking, so you will surely find it easy to get and stay ahead.
You have an o' pants project??
Oh yes. My O' pants project is making progress. Mary helped me with my first pair. She made the pattern and then guided me through making the pants. We used some purple Supplex that she had a bunch of. Those pants worked ok, but I knew they were just a first test and that I could improve on the design.
I just finished my second pair today. These were black Supplex (work a lot better with the OK top). This pair I made on my own. Mary helped answer a couple of questions. She helped with a few little things (like I wasn't sure how to change the thread in the sewing machine). I also modified the pattern a bit. I think I'll make a couple more modifications for the next pair.
Both the purple and black O' pants will make their national debut in Georgia. If you're there, you can see them in action.
I am pretty impressed.
But then again, a sewing machine is a *machine,* and men love machines, right?
Max was learning to sew in a class in school, both needle & thread and machine, and he enjoyed it. I think it's great that they don't separate kids by gender for learning that sort of stuff.
I'll have to wait until another event to see your pants. West Point? SML? Team Trials? (I'd thought about going to the ICCs/ISs, with Max, but he's not interested so I'm not going either.)
Nancy N. mentioned the same thing about men and machines.
To me the most interesting thing is going from 2d pattern and fabric to a 3d garment. It is also very satisfying when it works (even though I can immediately see some things I'll do differently and better with the next pair).
Speaking of making orienteering clothing...
There's an opportunity
to get another OK member.