Last week was a slow week and our spirits were low after the senseless Westgate Mall massacre, which is still very fresh in our minds. Our thoughts are with the victims especially on this national prayer day. We are determined not to let our spirit be broken by terrorism but to move on and go out and share life with friends in our beautiful and vibrant Kenya.
If, like me, you appreciate a comfy non-fussy pair of pants, to just wiggle into on a chill day, this post is for you.
So Sunday was devoted to a play date for Nielsine and her bff, Nana, at the charming and popular Zen Garden. It was a sunny day and the place was packed!
Waiting for our food
This pizza was IT ! let me just stop there.
I was wearing a pair of Lesso pants which I had crafted during the days when the security situation dictated me to stay indoors – we live only a few hundred meters from Westgate – and sewing is very therapeutic for me. Lesso is a lively and happy type of fabric, and much appreciated across East Africa for its light texture, especially at the hot coast, where it is the daily outfit of choice for most women, worn wrapped around the waist.
You can see my previous lesso project for Nielsine’s Pinafore dress here
I used the Pajama Pants tutorial for Nielsine’s pair.
I also followed the same instructions for mine. But for my pants, I will always give the back pieces an extra 3inches allowance. This will of-course depend on how wide your hips are, I have found that 3 inches work well for me.
The girls enjoyed each other’s company and as a matter of fact, we all did.
Though sometimes, fun play dates may be coupled with tears
It was a day well spent…
It is always fun to spend time with my friend Hanako and her daughter Nana and talk about our motherhood journey.
Plus the little girls love my hair
See why I prefer to have my hair up ? You need to be very strong to handle all the pulling and tugging.
Nielsine had a bow on, made from these old denims here
Tutorial for this simple denim bow will be up tomorrow!