Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cutting of the Pants

I don't know what season you're in, but it's definitely summer here. Time for our annual cutting of the pants ceremony.



Homer's looking very "Lord of the Flies" here, don't you think? Hair hanging in his eyes, no shirt, trapped in a choke hold...





I think I'm gonna make bean bags out of the bottoms of their pants. What do you think? I only have to stitch up two sides, and there's just something about bean bags made of jean. Everybody loves jean bean bags.


17 comments:

Flem said...

Someone I know made a quilt out of the jean extras. I used to think that was tacky but my aunt had one and used it for the kids to sit on during the parade and it was perfect--but beanbags sounds cool too.

Also I had zero expectations with my husband gone for Madre's day and it was great. I even got a text message, in espaƱol, wishing me a good day. So all in all it was an 8, up from the regular 4 that it is.

Cristin said...

ooooooooooh maaaaaaaaaan, I wish it was pant cutting season here...if only....

Annie said...

I like the quilt idea. I could see you taking off with that. I think we are almost ready to hit our shorts season here. Please...

Memzy said...

Do you hem the bottoms? Cuz I've always wanted to do that but never wanted to sew them. If this is true you've now opened up a whole new world for me.

Mary said...

Way to conserve!

Warriorcats said...

its almost summer here, i think...anyway, JEAN BEAN BAGS ARE AWESOME!!!!! theres something about the bean bags at albion that make me think they were made out of jeans...he looks cool when he is "the lord of the flies" lol! i wish mom could cut mine...*sighs*

Jenny ESP said...

Memz--I don't hem them under. A homemade hem on a pair of jeans always looks a little strange to me. I would rather them fray a little. Much more rugged and manly.

Landee said...

Do you cut all the pants or just the ones with holes in the knees? Those cargo pants look perfectly fine to me.

Jean quilts are aws but they weigh 3 tons. Perfect for picnics if you have a man to carry it for you.

I say go with the jean bean bags. Not just cuz it's fun to say but I'm sure you will use them a lot in scouts. From what I understand, scouts love jean bean bags.

Krissy said...

Look how crafty you are...jean bean bags and everything! I can't get over the cuteness of your boys-adorable!

Jenny ESP said...

I just made a few jean bean bags and Homer is loving them. No surprise there. I don't think I have enough for an entire quilt. Not even a twin size. These are small pieces.

L--I cut the pants that are too short first (those cargo pants were about two inches above their ankles) and then I move on to the pants with holes. I like the pants cut off below the knee, and if the hole is too high, I would have to cut them higher and they would look lame. It's a art. And all of Gus's cut offs from last year still fit him perfectly. He barely grew.

K--I can't get over it either.

ManicMandee said...

They turned out nice. Great idea. I'm gonna copy this one.

ShelBailey said...

You got some cute boys there.

Katie said...

What?!?! I understand the holes in the knees ones, but the others? What are you going to do in December, when it finally gets cold again, and Homer needs some pants. You are going to have to buy new ones.

Jean-bags (I coined that, it belongs to me) are a great idea. Hours of fun.

Emily said...

You are genius!!!

Jenny ESP said...

But Katie, the pants don't fit them anymore, so they can't wear them next winter. I have to buy new pants either way, so I might as well save money on summer clothes. You would understand if you weren't such a spendthrift.

Landee said...

So they won't even fit Homer... ever?

I knew you were filthy rich cuz of the iPhone/Kindle christmas (even in this economy) but I had no idea HOW rich.

All new pants every year? Must be nice.

Jenny ESP said...

Oh geez. I can't believe you two are making me explain myself.

I made a good decision about the pants. I have three sons, I think I know a thing or two about hand-me-downs, what to keep and what to let go of. Some hole-free pants survived the cutting, but those two pairs of tan cargos were goners. I bought them when Cord was six and Gus was three--they've already been handed down and worn by two kids each. We got a lot of use out of them, but it's time to let them go. Yes, Cord's old cargo pants might fit Homer in the winter of 2013, IF he's "slim fit", but they are already outdated as pants now. Slightly tapered at the bottom. Ew. Our summers are long and hot, my kids need shorts not pants, and I don't have money to burn right now. So, question me no more.