For about 10 days a year I decide I like sewing. I have just entered that period. Fortunately for me it coincides with my local fabric store having a large selection of clearance fabric as the prepare to move locations. Now, do I really need fabric? No. For a person who only sews 10 days a year I sure to have a large fabric stash. Stash or not, when I find a decent knit for under $3 a yard I stock up.
This week we were in the 90s in Des Moines. That is well above our average temperature, and it was a shock. In between trips to the beach and sitting in the air conditioning I decided I should make a romper. I found the Runabout pattern from Patterns for Pirates and got to work. Did I make mistakes? Of course. Do I care? not really. I’ll be making this again. It might be what I wear all summer. For my next version I’m going to add 2-4 inches to the tank top. I’m tall, and didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern. I had several issues with the waist band (note to self: if a pattern recommends a video tutorial on a tricky step watch it). Even with all of the issues I had with this project I’m going to be happy to wear it all summer.
Elliot’s summer clothes are still packed in the basement. He has a few pairs of shorts upstairs, but he is constantly asking where they are. I decided that instead of going to the basement to get his summer clothes I would rather go to the basement to the craft room and make him a pair of shorts. He now has cool tropical shorts.
I used the Sunny Day Shorts pattern from oliver + s. I plan on making both kids a few pairs of shorts before my yearly sewing binge is done (yes, I also plan on bringing up Elliot’s summer clothes). I’m thinking of adding a pocket to the shorts.
Have you ever added pockets to a pattern that did not have pockets? Do you have any tips?
A very special thanks to Kathy and Alissa, who inspire me all year with their sewing projects. Looking at their projects is what gets me excited to sew. If they didn’t write about what they were sewing I would only sew 2-4 days a year.