#Hemming Pants (#Sewing)

One of Nathan’s Christmas presents from me was some new gym pants for our daily workouts. Lucky him!

But they are all made for ten foot tall basketball players!

Nathan and I are the same height, but he is taller in the torso and I am longer in the legs. Mostly this means we do a lot of readjusting the rearview mirror, but also means Nathan needed his new pants hemmed.

And I am the housewife.

So I made him try them on, and I pinned the current him to where he needs then to be.

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That’s a wrinkley picture, but I promised I pinned them carefully.

Also, I pinned then this way so I could hem them but keep the current hem and cuff as is. Fun!

I sewed just under the old hem onto where I pinned:

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Then I trimmed off the extra fabric that had been between the original cuff and new hemline:

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Then I folded down the original cuff and had a new hemline!

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Now his fancy gym pants are the perfect length:

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Happy husband, happy housewife!

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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