Added Oct 20, 2012
I thought quite a lot before putting this project up. I mean, home shorts? Super easy, un-sexy, boring home shorts? On Burdastyle? Really?
But then it brought me back to why I started sewing in the first place. To make clothes that I and my family can wear. Of course I love to challenge myself technique-wise, and who doesn’t love making gorgeous dresses that will be worn only twice?
But there is a quiet and sweet satisfaction to be gained from seeing the work of my hands enjoyed on a daily basis. To know that aside from frivolous concoctions, I can also provide for my family by making simple, durable, practical garments. Like the Proverbs woman.
I admit that cutting out and sewing together 9 little pairs of shorts is far from exciting sewing. And that while I was doing it I thought how much I’d rather be sewing up another gorgeous dress for myself! I wouldn’t even have thought of embarking on such a mindless project, had I been able to find small enough shorts in the neighbourhood shops.
But well, this has taught me something new about myself.
Unfortunately the only jersey material I had on hand was a skull print, so my little girl is a punk/rocker every day of the week! Not that she seems to mind.
This is a two-way knit. And because the pattern (self-drafted) was a really comfy wraparound thing with no crotch seams, it’s not possible for the skulls to be the right way up both front and back!
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