Answer: Raid your husband's closet! Heehee!
Okay, so it was a pair of pants he was already willing to donate; hence, they were fair game. I have had this copy of Ottobre sitting on my sewing desk for months -- A European design magazine with lots of ideas. The problem is you have to have a lot of know-how, too, in order to make your way through the maze of patterns and lack of detailed instructions. And, well, I am a bit of a novice at best in the sewing world. Maybe my big sis, Jenny, can share some wisdom as she took sewing lessons in 8th grade. Me? Couldn't be bothered. Where is that 4H class now? However, the sun is out, spring has sprung -- and I had a surge of confidence. That is, until I looked at the pattern sheet again...
Hmm. Anyone with colored glasses? Wish me luck!
But here is an Easter family pic of my husband, smiling -- just as he will be when he sees his pants!