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« on: December 13, 2008 12:56:17 PM »

This is the very first article of clothing I've ever made! I'm really proud of myself. I ran across this fabric in the fabric store a couple of months ago, and I just couldn't resist it. There wasn't enough left on the bolt for my pattern, so I improvised and made shorts. I've discovered I actually like sleeping in shorts better, so it all worked out. I had to do some resizing of the pattern, because I made a large and it was huge!

Here's a closeup.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008 01:17:13 PM »

This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008 08:39:49 PM »

Love the fabric!
Just out of curiosity, what pattern did you use?

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008 12:04:40 AM »

Just out of curiosity, what pattern did you use?

Thanks! I used Simplicity It's so easy 3548. I originally cut out a size large, but for some reason it was absolutely huge. It's weird, cause that's only a 32-34" waist, which if anything should have been a bit snug. Instead, it was at least 4" too big in the waist. I'm still a beginning sewer, so I suppose I could have cut it wrong, but I followed the outline of the L size pattern, so I'm not sure what happened. In any case, I improvised and cut the pattern down to reflect my actual waist and hip size, and lowered the waistband so it would have a lower rise without having the crotch hit my knees. It was a good starting point as a pattern, but I need to get some butcher paper so I can make a pattern out of the shorts I actually ended up making.

« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008 01:45:53 AM »

Sweet! Those look super comfy, plus they have penguins. What more could you ever want from the world?

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008 01:01:48 PM »

I love that fabric!
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