I recently holidayed with a girlfriend whom I've known since we were both 12 years of age. We drove to Bluey's Beach, Pacific Palms, a small coastal township in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, where we spent a fabulous week.
The photo above was taken several years ago, when I flew to Port Douglas, in Queensland. The pants are great for the beach. Being 100% cotton they keep me cool, whilst providing protection from the sun. They are, however, way too baggy!!! I decided I'd fix them for this holiday.
- Put the pants on inside out
- Pin one leg to the required width.
- Baste, remove pins and sew.
- Turn right side out.
- Try on to check the fit.
- Turn inside out again.
- Sew the second leg the same as the first.
- Trim the seams and neaten.
I took them in a couple of times and possibly could have made them a little narrower, but I was more than happy with the fit.
No more saggy, baggy pants, yet they are roomy enough to be cool and comfortable.
The majority of our time was spent walking along beautiful beaches. We really are fortunate in Australia, to have such spectacular beaches.
We drove to nearby towns. The pelicans and seagulls at Foster shared our fish and prawns for lunch.
Although overcast for much of the time, the water was warm. We were very lucky with the Autumn weather and missed the rain they were experiencing back home in Sydney.
The day after our holiday, I attended three days at a quilting retreat, but I'll tell you more about that in future posts.