Added Mar 23, 2012
Here’s my attempt to make sailor shorts (without lips!) — I did a muslin, thank god, as it turned out my backside varied A LOT from the pattern. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out exactly what each different baggy or stretchy wrinkle MEANT in terms of which seam needed adjustment, so I just guessed and altered bit by bit until I couldn’t be bothered anymore!
Variations were mostly lengthening the legs, deepening the crotch, and deepening the pockets.
ANYWAY, I used a linen (which I think may be a bit too light-weight). I made the bias binding myself, which I’m quite proud of (first attempt!) – made from a small bit of random quilting cotton my mum brought back from a trip to Alaska:) Also my first attempt at button holes, which took a lot of practice, and still didn’t turn out that great – too many lumpy bits within the waist seam kept the material from feeding through under the foot evenly:(
Waiting to see now how the baggy/stretchy/wrinkly bits go through the first wash:)
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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