It never ceases to amaze how when I sit down to sew something kinda hard how easily my sewing comes together. And when I sew something that could be constructed in my sleep I end up ripping out seam after simple seam. Why is that?
I have a very simple tunic for Ella that I have given up on (no photo). It was meant to go with these legging.
The leggings turned out darling even though I was really starting to hate this fabric. They were no joy to cut out and sew but I love those ruffle legs a bunch. The tunic is a darling owl print. Ruffles and owls. It was going to be cute I tell you. For now I am going to put the tunic down and walk away.
My other successful project this week was a pair of cute corduroy winter shorts for Soren. She loves to wear shorts over thick wool tights or leggings with boots in the winter. So she requested a pair for back to school.
ISBN 978452904163. I wouldn't say the pattern was easy to understand but in true Japanese style all the pieces did fit perfectly together. It just took me a bit to puzzle through the construction.
There is a problem with them however. Too short! I think my fix is going to be to take off the narrow leg binding and add at least a 1.5 inch binding...maybe 2 inches to be safe. Soren loves them so much that I will make another pair making sure to adjust the length. I also think this would translate really well into a skirt. That's on the sewing list too.