Yesterday I spent the majority of my time working on the knot shorts. A tutorial from Elsie Marley via Grosgrains free pattern month. It's such a cute idea, I really wanted to try.
First problem, having to draft my own pant pattern piece. Instead of drafting my own, I used our favorite pajama pant pieces, and thought I'd just turn them into shorts.
Second problem, in the construction of these pants, they make no distinction between the front piece and the back piece, and yet my front and back were different. In real pant patterns, the back piece has a deeper crotch curve. But I guess for these shorts, you're supposed to use the same piece for the front as you do for the back. I didn't realize that until the very last step. I kept thinking it mattered.
Too bad. They looked so cute! I loved the green gingham. Jane wanted to like them. But she just said they felt funny on. And I have no doubt she is right! Will I try them again? I might. First I need to get over the loss of these one. It takes some time to heal.
I managed to start my little tank dress. This is such a simple project. Just cut of a tank top, and piece together the stripes of fabric. I think this one will be an easy win, when it gets finished. Just need to do all of the finishing seams and we've got ourselves a dress.
I have a sewing friend coming over today. We may be attempting another copy-cat dress. Cross your fingers for me. I really feel like I need only successes from here on out!
Gotta run. I'm still a mom, and still have to do my regular volunteering this morning, and run to the grocery store, and hope that the laundry pile doesn't get as tall as our three story house. Have a great day!!