I made some shorts!
I asked him to put them on so I could take some photos and it didn't go quite the way I was expecting.
These took a long time for me to make being at the machine most of the afternoon yesterday, but now that I have the pattern and have made them once it will be much quicker next time.
I had the most problems trying to understand how to do the fake fly and did it a little differently to how they said I should but after I did it I realised what all those words actually 'said'. Sometimes you just have to do it to be able to understand it.
By that time I was over it and so opted to leave out the belt loops, drawcord and didn't read the waistband instructions.
I used the pattern piece I had cut and constructed it based on a skirt waistband I did a few weeks ago.
I'm quite happy with the end result as a first try, its not perfect, I knew it wouldn't be, thats why I opted to not do the contrast stitching first go!
The colour in these pics is dubious but you get a better idea of the shorts design. These are from Ottober design Summer 3/2009.
I really don't understand the whole fake fly instructions either, so I just winged it when making my first one a couple of weeks ago. Patterns really don't explain it properly.ReplyDelete
They look fantastic T...and C looks more than happy with them :)ReplyDelete
You did it! Congrats, cant wait to see what you make next. They look awesome, and all your stressing about sizing was obviously fixed, which is good to see.ReplyDelete
Woohoo! Fantastic job Tammy! I don't think I would even try to put a fake fly in so hats of too you for giving it a go. And he does look very pleased...he can even do 'cool trick' (what Mr 3 calls them here!) xoxReplyDelete
The shorts look great Tammy, you've done a great job. I love the colours you used and your boy looks like he enjoys wearing them too.:)ReplyDelete
Great job. Looks great on that handsome young guy. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Great shorts. Super handsome model... & quite the character too it would seem :)ReplyDelete
I'm going to attempt my first Ottobre very soon - feeling a little overwhelmed but you've just inspired me to give it a go.
Great JOB!!!! Now the next few pair will go in a flash!ReplyDelete
Lots of detail on the shorts, great job TammyReplyDelete
Very nicely done! Fits him very well! I'm dabbling in some sewing too this weekend. :) What will you make next? - firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Congratulations...They look pretty dam good from this end!!ReplyDelete
They look perfect to me. Well done.ReplyDelete
Wow I cannot believe you made them from that squiggly picture in the last post. I am so impressed. Love them and so does he by the looks of things.ReplyDelete
It's so true about doing things first to be able to understand them, isn't it? I think you did a great jobReplyDelete
Those look amazing Tammy! Great work- you must be so happy with them! I love the fabric- perfect for a boy. Very durable.ReplyDelete