Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cast Pants

It was getting cooler outside. Now it's back to being warm again. During the few days it was cool, I worried about my little Spenser. I know it's cold to wear skirts all the time. I vividly remember wearing skirts every day last fall (after Sawyer was born) because they were the only things I liked that fit.

Yesterday I found her trying to put on some leggings. She got them up her good leg and then asked for help pulling them over her cast. Poor girl. I had to explain they don't fit right now and she obediently put on a skirt. Since she can't wear tights with her giant pink leg, I decided she needed some pants. Even if just a few.

I introduce to you the "cast pants."



One leg is completely normal. The other side is shorter (knee area) and


it has Velcro on the side for easy on and easy off action. The top is cinched together with a tie.

Amazingly enough, the night she actually broke her leg, I "saw" her in a big pink cast. That night, as I tried to sleep, I came up with this design in my head. When they told me it wasn't broken the next day, I figured it wasn't meant to be. When they determined it was broken two days later, I knew exactly what I would make ... weather cooperating. At the doctor's office, they asked if she wanted dinosaurs or teddy bears on her leg. She shook her head. They asked if she liked pink and she nodded. I had no input on the decision, but I have to say, it is exactly how I envisioned it.

18 comments:

Karyn said...

She's such a cutie-pie!

That design is awesome, I wish my Mother had thought of something like that when I was 7 with a broken leg (in the winter!!)

nikko said...

What a smart idea!

kirsten said...

seriously smart, lera!

amandajean said...

great solution, Lera! that big pink leg breaks my heart.

Little Munchkins said...

Great idea on those pants. When is her cast coming off?

Better late than never, so Happy Birthday!

Lora said...

Cute pants!! Where were you last year when I needed pants like that for Nathan... Luckily most of his sweat pants fit over the cast!! Those are CUTE Pants though!!! Love them!

jessi said...

She's going to look back on her childhood and think about how lucky she was to have such a great seamstress as a mom! I know I do.

Anonymous said...

Wow Lera, you are one smart gal to come up with that! Too cute.

Diane said...

Oops----Anonymous was me.

Mary Sarah said...

Ingenious idea!

beki said...

your psychic!
Great idea, really.

FinnyKnits said...

You are just the best mom ever. Period. I love the pants.

SilverLining Designs said...

Mom to the rescue! Smart idea

laeroport said...

RUN to the patent office with that idea!

Julie said...

Those pants are FREAKING GENIOUS! You're brilliant.

(Here via House on Hill Road)

angela said...

Awesome! SUCH a gooood idea. I bet there is a market for these....call them Cast Aways! Alright. That was corny. You can come up with something better.

Wendy said...

Oh, that is brilliant! Really. But I hope we don't need anything like that anytime soon.

Brilliant, though! Seriously.

Chara Michele said...

What a great design!