How was your Kids Clothes Week? Or, as I like to call it- Neglect-Your-Household-Week. Phew, this place is a disaster!
I actually did work on making clothing all week, but first project a wash, so it got scrapped. Thankfully my week was redeemed when the vision in my head came to fruition. Op shorts!
I used the 4-year-old girl size, flat front, and racer short hemline. I simply extended the pocket all the way to the hem, and we are right back in 1985.
The cotton I used was a nice weight for these shorts- probably cotton twill? Its been in my stash for a while. Purchased at Les Fab. I’d love to actually try these with some corduroy. I made a freezer paper stenciled shirt to go with!
I’ve been singing, “I want my, I want my, I want my MTV” for days now!
I am so happy to have this pattern to work from. A good pattern makes sewing fun! Dana’s corresponding tutorials are really helpful. I love that she doesn’t assume how much we know about sewing. She takes her time to explain each step. A beginner can do this!
Avery is trying to show you that I actually did line the pockets with a pretty butterfly fabric. I could have exaggerated it on the seams. You can’t really tell from the front. This is how my pockets looked before I placed them:
I will say that the racer short hemline was a little too short for this project. I only ended up folding my hem under once. Also, bringing the pocket down to the bottom will make the hem a lot bulkier.
I tried to keep the photo shoot going by handing Avery some props.
“Sweet wallet. Is this vintage?”
“What, no money?”
“I don’t work for free, lady.”
A bribe is a bribe.
Enjoy catching up on your housework!