Let's back track a bit. St. Patrick's day is coming up, which means a deadline, which means an excuse to make something and actually get it done. So I had a vision of a cute pair of shorts and some fun St. Patty's Day suspenders. Shorts, OK, like a skirt with a seam in the middle, right?.......WRONG!! Shorts are seriously made on another planet. Once I started really looking at a pair I already own, I could not figure out how they were cut out let alone sewn together. So, although my favorite part of creating something is figuring out how to make it...I was stuck. I had to give in and turn to pinterest. I found what I thought was a good tutorial of how to make your own pattern for shorts. Great, so it wasn't really cheating because I still get to make my own pattern pieces. Only problem was...once I had cut out my pattern pieces according to the tutorial they still were foreign to me! Which way was up?! Is this the leg hole or the crotch seam?! Arg! Still, couldn't give up so I gave it my best shot and.....
1. Super tight on my thighs
2. Baggy in the front, and
3. Permanent weggie on both sides
Just what every girl wants!! So flattering!! Worse news is that I was using that nice green satin left over from an old skirt project...and I didn't have quite enough left to make another pair. Rats! So another lesson learned:
Lovera Loft Lesson Learned: Don't use special fabric when trying a new pattern if you only have a little bit left.
So this morning, after yet another affirmation that shorts are difficult from sewing guru friend Erin, I was off to Joann's to sift through the patterns. Speaking of guru Erin, I had a super thought today when I was reading all of her sewing tips to me on facebook...I need to dedicate a post or two to her expertise!! Anywho,when I get to the store and start searching through the millions of options I actually decide that as long as I am buying a pattern, I might as well try something a little bit more challenging (not that the shorts adventure wasn't challenging enough). Here is the pattern I picked up:
For my guru Erin post...anyone have any good sewing questions? Any hilarious mistakes you want to know if she has made before?