guest post on grosgrain

April 28th, 2011

I don’t know if you’ve seen what is going on at Grosgrain this month, but it’s pretty amazing. Kathleen has asked bloggers from all over (me included!) to draw up a sewing pattern, so everyday until June you get a fabulous free pattern! All of this is working up to a new blog for Grosgrain and more free patterns–hers! If you haven’t seen the amazing dresses she’s made you are in for a treat and you will be just as excited as I am about making them.

see what I mean? and her kid’s clothes? even better:

You can see all of her creations here. And you can check out my pattern for Knot Shorts while you are at it. Maybe even make some or at least put them on your list for KCWC. Do you have a list yet?



Posted in tutorials.

14 Responses to guest post on grosgrain

  1. Carla says:

    These are so so so cute! I’m tempted to make myself some!

  2. Shayla says:

    These are so cute! I’ve been wondering for a while how I would make sleeves with the same kind of knot detail, and now it makes sense, so thank you!

  3. sarah says:

    ive noticed you dislike the word crotch- here a replacement for you, if its the legs your sewing, call it the inseam. if its the top of the pant/short call it the center front/ center back seam! :) hope that helps. and i LOVE these shorts. i have a two year old that would look fantastic in them this summer.

  4. Lia says:

    I love the knotted shorts. I’ll have to go check out the tutorial. I would put them on my list of things to make for the challenge but I can only get my girls in shorts on track and field day. So far my list includes skirts, dresses and nightgowns. Pretty easy requests so far. I may throw in an accessory or two to keep things interesting.

  5. Jacqui says:

    Eeek! I remember when you posted about making some awhile ago and I really really hoped you’d tell us how they were made – thank you so much. I just wish it weren’t autumn going on winter here, but they’d look super-cute over leggings, if I can pry my daughter out of skirts that is! I’m off to check out Grosgrain, the lure of free patterns is very stong :)

  6. erin says:

    These shorts are super cute! I’ve made a pair of bow shorts for my daughter before but these are way cuter. I’m going to make them for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Lisa says:

    Yes – so cute , I am going to add this to my list on the KCWC even though it is nearing winter here in NZ – I agree with Jacqui if I can also pry my daughter out of a skirt these would look great with tights and boots!

  8. little love says:

    Oh, I’m so glad that you’re sharing this tutorial! I’ve been hoping you would since you first blogged about these gogeous little shorts! Thank you! xx

  9. stephchows says:

    OMG this is the best find ever! I’m in love with the shorts, her dresses.. everything! thank you!

  10. Maker Mama says:

    you’re trying to make my list longer, aren’t you? :) i’m definitely fine-tuning it and making any needed supply purchases this week!

  11. anna says:

    I love these so much meg, they’re so amazing!!!! :) I’m making these for my girls as soon as I find motivation. :)

  12. erin says:

    Hi Elsie, just wanted to follow up and let you know that I have made a pair of knit shorts for my daughter and she wore it yesterday :) Many thanks again for sharing such a cute pattern!

  13. It’s my pleasure to meet you! Congratulations for this post and expecially for your blog, everything is really nice!!!
    Goodbye ;-)

  14. Just made these shorts yesterday.

    My daughter loves them and asked me to make her another pair. Since they don’t require much fabric I think I can make her several more pairs.