There are a bunch of projects that for some reason I never got around to posting this summer--probably because I was lying around in a pool of my own sweat, but now ahhhh fall is here and I feel human again. And now my camera is broken, so all you are going to get for a while are whatever old projects I took pictures of. Sorry.
These shorts were a sucessful project all around: they looked like I imagined and my daughter loved them. I took a simple shorts pattern and added a long narrow triangle on the side (this is where my camera would come in handy), sewed a facing onto the triangles--a pink flower print that my daughter picked out--and then sewed the shorts up. They tie on both sides and the little pink flowers stick out just enough to be cute, but not cutesy. And hey, I made that shirt too. I made an adult size shirt I got at the dig n save into a kid size one: I took it in on the sides, reattached the (shortened) sleeves and hemmed the neckline. I need to do this more often I think.
These shorts came from my well worn copy of Everyday Bottoms. They are just plain old shorts, except they have a million details that made them take forever to finish: pockets in the front, pockets in the back, flat felled seams, belt loops, double elastic casing, and then I had to go and use stripes so I had to (almost) match them.
But they held up all summer and will fit next year too. I'm crap at finishing garments properly; at some point I loose interest making it and just want the sewing to be over already, so I'm extra happy about these shorts. Everything is done on these shorts and stitched twice even.
These projects (and a few others I never took pictures of) are the products of leftover motivation from the kids clothes week challenge in the spring. It put me in the mindset that I didn't need to buy any clothes for my kids because I could just make some silly. There are almost a hundred of you signed up for the fall challenge already! Yee haw! Which is great because all that leftover motivation has gone stale and I need some of the fresh stuff.
p.s. some of you are having problems with the kcwc buttons and I really want to help, but I don't know how. If there are any of you more html savvy than I am could you head over to the comments and help them out. thanks!