The title says it all! Yes, these pants were actually made for walking in… all thanks to my new joggers.
Here’s a picture of me and Zoe ready to go for a walk and test out my new walking pants.. Oh and my new top. Notice my shoes match Zoe’s walking lead and collar hahaha
Ooops my bra is peaking out in this pic… at least I’m wearing one of my pretty ones 🙂
Let me tell you how these pants all started…
While we were on our holiday my hubby spotted our niece (Emma) and her boyfriend wearing some joggers and they told him how comfortable they were so next thing you know we’re off looking for these jazzy new joggers. All I was thinking was oh no this might mean I have to actually go WALKING too… geez… why did he have to spot those darn joggers?
Anyway we arrived at the Niki store and I laid my eyes on a purple pair and I’m thinking I wouldn’t actually mind trying these pretty babies on… next thing they’re on my feet and it was like I was walking on clouds! They were so soft and had a lovely spring to them and OMG they were so flexible., nothing at all like my old pair.
These are the shoes I splurged on
Well… now that I have my jazzy walking shoes I’m actually walking again and because we’ve been walking most days I realised I didn’t have enough walking clothes and decided I’d make some. First off I knew I wanted to make some kind of pants, not shorts, not for these sexy legs as I wouldn’t like to cause a traffic accident *wink wink*
So I went on a hunt through my pattern stash as I’m not yet up to drafting a pattern for pants and just wanted a quick make. In my stash I had a Butterick 5655 Fast & Easy pattern and I thought perfect! Just want I wanted, something fast and easy, and with a length perfect for my legs.
Let me tell you the Butterick 5655 pant pattern really is fast and easy.. There’s just 2 pattern pieces (front & back) with an elastic waist. Definitely not a sexy pant pattern but they were exactly what I wanted for walking in.
In my fabric stash I had a piece of black linen that I thought would be perfect for my pants… so within a couple of hours my pants were made.
I still had a couple of hours before hubby was due home from work before our walk so I thought… mmm maybe I’ve got a quick and easy pattern in my stash for a top to go with my new walking pants. Well… you guessed it.. Yes, I had Vogue 8822 Very Easy pattern.
Now that I had my pattern picked out next thing I’m hunting through my fabric stash once more and found a lovely piece of rayon print that would match my pants. Fortunately black goes with just about anything and is great for having in your fabric stash.
Now that I have my new walking shoes and perfect pants and top pattern for walking in there’s no reason for not taking my little Zoe for a walk everyday! The only trouble is is that this is how I look and how I feel afterwards LOL
Zoe’s ready for another walk already and we’ve only just got back! She’ll just have to wait until tomorrow before we venture out and go for another walk 🙂