Saturday, December 4, 2010

Boys Shorts

Third Time Lucky Shorts

This is my third time at trying to get a pair of boys shorts right.  I never imagined that putting pockets in would be such a test of my patience.  The first one's I made were pyjama pants but somehow they looked wierd.  So I plodded along thinking I was going ok, I'd cut the grey pair out and put them together, even put a back and one side pocket on but it just wasn't quite right.

 

 

A fantastic, wonderful lady I know, who also sew's, popped in for coffee and I was showing them to her.  She said,  "You're going great for a beginner but how come one leg is longer than the other?".  After closer inspection she asked, "Have you maybe put the back to back and the front to front on the legs?"  Sure enough I had :(   They look alright in the pic's but and are now being used as pyjama pants because I'm too lazy to un-pick them and start again.

So, I learnt an important lesson, I must always right B and F on the cut out pattern pieces or I'll get it wrong!  After nicking some chalk from the kids I wrote on all the pieces for the spotty blue and white pair which helped enough for me to get it right.

Here are the successful shorts, Master 9 wanted them this long.  Asking him repeatedly, "Are you sure you want them like that".  He just nodded like he does and told me he doesn't like them, he LOVES them.  As far as I'm concerned if he loves them that's all that matters and the following day after school, sure enough he put them on.  Makes me feel great knowing that he really does like them.  So on to the next pair, out of more expensive but not Really expensive material I bought of ebay.  Soon I'll be good enough to cut up stuff out of material that wasn't dirt cheap.  I get alot of my practice material from the Op-Shop's, then I don't feel so bad if they turn out a little skew-wif.

 

Hope you're all having fun leading up to Christmas, there's so many things I'd like to make and not enough hours in the day :P  Soon kids will be on 6 weeks school holidays and I'll have fun trying to get anything done then.  Maybe I'll put them to work helping me.  Until next time, be fabulous :) Luv Mel...Xx

These are the next one's.  Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for me :P

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