7.01.2010

"Just because I'm laughing doesn't mean they aren't really great pants"

So said by The Man.

I don't know, are they really terrible?

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The Man called them clown pants. Yes, I can see that. But, still, they weren't supposed to actually evoke laughter. I was going for sort of a happy hippie patchwork theme, but instead it seems I got Bozo the Clown.

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These britches are a tester pair, yet unfinished, of hipsters in regular preschooler sizes (Willow Wayfarers are for the slim set). They are intended for a size 4 preschooler but I put them on Birdie because I needed some perspective on it all.

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I will finish them, put them on my young friend Mr. T, who's mother has agreed to let him model some trousers for me in exchange for actually keeping said trousers. If, after she sees this post, she calls me up to say, omg, No!, then I will know they missed the mark somewhat.

A note to any menfolk that might be peeking over their crafty woman's shoulders: Something that is handmade contains a little bit of the maker's very being inside it.  Mirth can hurt.  Even if you have to herniate an important internal organ, you must suppress any laughter at unintentionally funny projects.  If you must laugh, please avoid actually picking up the item, holding it against your body, and doing a silly little wiggle whilst singing in falsetto, 'Whoo hoo, I'm a clown baby!'  We know where you sleep.

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Now, before I go, I have to hijack this blog a bit for a decidedly uncrafty purpose.  One, though, that I am no less passionate about.

To the left I present to you the only picture I have of me skating.  I wish it was better, but that's all we get right now.  It was taken a couple days ago at a Rose City Derby Dolls (RCDD) practice.  I actually am a rookie with Oil City Derby Girls (OCDG) in Edmonton, but RCDD is my hometown Camrose, and they are just getting going.  Generally, I just skate with everybody :)

I am bring this up because this weekend RCDD is hosting a Roll-A-Thon fundraiser to pay for arena space and whatnots.  For the Roll-A-Thon, all participants will be skating around the flat track for five hours.

Five freakin' hours.

Since I've managed to get myself involved in this skating marathon, I was wondering if any of you good people would like to sponsor me for my FIVE hours of skating in support of roller derby.  To contribute a couple of dollars and help out my fellow derby ladies, click the button below and follow the instructions:


In return, I will try to get a better picture of me skating, and, if contributions are high enough, I'll post The Man nearby to try to one of me falling on my tuckus.  It's always good for a laugh from my kids, anyway.  If you want, you can also weigh in on whether or not I should actually break out my pair of fishnets for this Roll-A-Thon, since I haven't yet decided if I am going to be a classic fishnet wearing derby girl or if I will branch out into my own style.  Nothing quite like sport where as much time is dedicated to fashion decisions as actual game time.

For anybody in my area, if you would like to stop by and see what really tired rollergirls look like, drop by the Edgeworth Centre between 12-5pm this Sunday. 

Thanks to all for your support!

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE those pants. They made me laugh, but only because they're so happy and fun. I'd wear them myself.

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  2. p.s. Any chance that these will be sized for bigger kids, too? My son (a size 7/8) is always pushing his pants down to his hips or complaining about the ones that sit at his waist.

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  3. I love these pants. They are so bright and cheerful. If I saw a kid in these pants I would think the parents were pretty cool.

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  4. I love these pants. They are so bright and cheerful. If I saw a kid in these pants I would think the parents were pretty cool.

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  5. I love the pants! I was thinking of making something like this for myself with the patch-y-ness down the sides but wider legged. I dislike pants that conform or in any way allude to the girth of my thighs.

    As for the derby! Rock on sister. I'm a derby girl at heart. Considering I rarely get a chance to shower I doubt I'd get the time to practice (she says looking at the guitars collecting dust in the closet...) I'll throw a couple bucks in the mix to help out!

    BTW, my local team is the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins!

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  6. I love them, I don't think they look like clown pants. They actually look punk with the ac-dc shirt lol...
    I second above, I'd love hipsters in larger sizes up to a 10 even although my skinny's would probably be better off with the slimsters...

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  7. Oh, my! I laughed out loud at your man's little jingle. He is quite funny and your rendition of it is very amusing!

    However, I don't find the pants funny. They are happy and festive and completely adorable but not funny. How many times can I say the word funny?

    Becca

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  8. Love the pants! I made some very wide legged pants for myself in a wonderfully wild fabric and I would wear them every day. My pregnant friend, who I offered to make a pair for as they are very forgiving, said she liked them but not in "that" fabric. Why are people so afraid of a little personality?? Enjoy the skate a thon- sounds like a lot of fun and a great workout.

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  9. I just made a donation - good luck with the skate-athon!

    And I love those pants too. You should make a pair for your husband. :-)

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  10. The pants are great!! I can understand The Man's opinion, though. LOL Tuxedos and many uniforms have strips over the outer seams; perhaps these could be billed as juvenile exaggerations of that dressy masculine detail?

    And I would totally wear these myself (as PJs and around the house, but not to work!).

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  11. i really like those pants! they are different but yet they have so much personality and anything with tons of character and personality in children i think is great because THATS A CHILD.. great job!!!

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  12. Those pants are uber funky. I love the colour. Sooo not like clown pants ;)

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  13. i too really really love those pants. love.

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  14. Oh God! I can't stop laughing! I'm not laughin at the pants....really, I'm not. They're groovy, I'm diggin them! But the thought of your children laughing at your derby wipeouts makes me chuckle and of course, 'The Man' singing with 'the clown pants' is hysterical! Great stuff, my friend. I'm off to donate....good luck!

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