• verb 1 fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with. 2 be too late for. 3 fail to notice, hear, or understand. 4 fail to be present. 5 avoid. 6 (miss out) omit. 7 notice or feel the loss or absence of.
• noun 1 a failure to hit, catch, or reach something. 2 an unsuccessful record or film.
• noun 1 (Miss) a title prefixed to the name of an unmarried woman or girl. 2 (Miss) used as a form of address to a teacher. 3 derogatory or humorous a girl or young woman.
Not to confuse with
• noun 1 a dirty or untidy state. 2 a state of confusion or difficulty. 3 a portion of semi-solid food. 4 euphemistic a domestic animal’s excrement. 5 a place providing meals and recreational facilities for members of the armed forces.
• verb 1 make untidy or dirty. 2 (mess about/around) behave in a silly or playful way. 3 (mess with) informal meddle with. 4 eat communally in an armed forces’ mess. 5 (of a domestic animal) defecate.
These pants are the definition of a miss. There are so many things I liked about these: the ergonomically shaped knees, the embroidery, the heavy topstitching. But I think the black topstiching on that green denim was not the right choice. Almost each seam had to be worked on 4 times: 2 because I was doing french seams, and then two topstichings. Phew! DD doesn’t need (and doesn’t want!) to be attented at the loo but doesn’t really know how a zipper works yet so I skipped the zipper and made a regular elastic waistband. And that’s were I messed up (yes, mess is appropriate here). I should’ve graded up the waist to account for the lack of a zipper. I didn’t. Consequence: these wouldn’t even go up DD’s hips, even without the elastic in. The topstitching is also less than perfect. Anyway, this might fit a younger and slender child so they’re at least going to the Red Cross. I might give the pattern another go… just not right away. The fabric combination is the same as here.