I’m still here... and sewing... I swear! I’ve had a busy week attempting to get my ducks in a row for graduate school. I raced around this week attempting to find roommates because my parents had informed me that it was inappropriate for me to be living by myself. Something about it being “too expensive.” Don’t worry though, I’m in the process of fixing myself a super nice cardboard box!
So what have I been sewing? Things... Pretty things... Oh fine, I’ll show you!
I’m in desperate need of shorts since I’m moving to a warmer climate. This is my first pair of shorts/pants/item that’s not a skirt or dress or top. I’m fairly proud of it, even if it’s a bit short for my mother’s taste. I got the nice, “that’ll cover our butt?” when I showed it to her. Yes, yes, it covers my ass! My only hang up with these is there are no pockets on the butt. I could always change that, but I didn't have enough fabric with these.
I had to modify the pattern some as the measurements I took didn’t yield the desired result. I had to cut the pattern out twice and even then I had to take the sides out a slight bit. I do enjoy the plaid on the hem and inside the pockets. The next time I make these suckers I’m not going to line the pocket with denim at all. I’ll just use some of my scrap fabric (which there is a lot of) for some awesome detail. And maybe, just maybe I’ll start on another quilt here since I have so much extra fabric and don’t know what else to do with it.
And yes, I do realize the pockets bulge a wee bit. I'm not sure how to change that and I'm going to go crazy if I have to take out another stitch from these! I think if I pulled the front fabric down a bit and resewed they'd be fine. I'm good with them for now. Next time they'll be better.