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Kiddy home shorts

Added Oct 20, 2012

by The Tropical...

Singapore, Singa...






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.

Material Notes

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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    Oct 23, 2012, 08.17 PMby marlalalalere

    yeah!!! love skuls!!!

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      Oct 26, 2012, 07.04 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      haha! and especially in unexpected places :)

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      Oct 26, 2012, 07.17 PMby marlalalalere

      hum, not really, I did some diapers with red skuls on polar…. :-)

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      Oct 26, 2012, 07.27 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      really! oohwow a real baby rocker!

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    Oct 20, 2012, 09.27 PMby elaineren

    Great satisfaction comes from seeing the work of one’s hands (and heart) benefit loved ones :). Well done!

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      Oct 26, 2012, 07.05 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      Thanks! It is my sentiment exactly, and I suspect I’m getting on in age to be able to say that!

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    Oct 20, 2012, 09.17 PMby skeeler

    Totally sweet. The shorts as well as the sentiment! When I was early on sewing my teacher told me to make boxer shorts to practice sewing. So I did. I made my husband about a dozen pairs, but then my daughter wanted some for pajamas, then I made some for my brothers with fabric from their favorite teams. Check out the Oregon “Duck” boxers that were the first burda project I posted! http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/ducks-boxers

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      Oct 26, 2012, 07.07 PMby The Tropical Sewist

      You must have gotten really good after all that practice! It’s lovely to be able to make usable things for other people, isn’t it!

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