Tuesday, April 14, 2009

tulle next time...

so, i go upstairs to my craft room to make this skirt for emma, and i come back downstairs with these shorts for alex. huh?

it all boils down to disorganization. see, i sort of cheated. remember when i showed you my stash? those pics were real, but artfully staged to leave out the piles of stuff.

so when i go looking for one thing, i quickly lose interest and find something else that is right in front of me, and off i go.

so, fish shorts it is! he picked out the fabric months ago, and i planned to make lounge pants. but i didn't pay any attention when i started cutting, and i screwed up. i cut each pant leg side by side, so the fish were repeating in the same spot vertically. i did this on pants for emma last year, and ended up with two butterfly wings spanning her butt. not as cool as it sounds. trust me. so then, with the meager fabric i had left, i cut out another piece and shortened them. and i still have half a pant leg on my cutting table.

that drives me nuts! i can't stand to waste fabric. i save the teensiest pieces, and i don't know why. it's not like there is a shortage or i won't find anything new i like. but i simply can't help myself. i made a matching pocket, lined with linen and finished with some vintage bias tape. i'm hoping the pocket edges will curl once it's washed and you'll see a linen trim around the edges. they look so cute on him! well, except that i made the pattern myself, and he has a bit of plumber's crack going on. they are too short in the back waist, and almost too poofy in the front. how do i fix that for next time? or shjould i just buy an actual pattern- heehee! anyways, next up - tulle skirt!

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