Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ahoy! Rosalind

I did end up making a fabric store run on Thursday to purchase thread that matches the greenish twill I'm going to use for P's pants.  I didn't have any luck finding a cotton woven boy print so I bought a solid that matches.  Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be able to start sewing the pants.

I spent this afternoon working on the Ahoy! shorts.  I've made 2 pairs of these shorts previously and it was no big deal.  However, this time around I had decided to use up some leftover heavier weight denim from K's Minna skirt.  I do not recommend doing that!  After running into too many problems trying to sew through multiple layers of the denim, I scrapped them.  I don't think they would have been very comfortable anyhow.

I did finish the pair of pink twill ones.  I even figured out how to use the buttonholer on my machine!lol  In the 10+ years that I have had my machine, I'd never even looked at the instructions for sewing buttonholes.  Usually, I use my mom's machine.  It's computerized and oh so easy.  It took me an hour or so of playing around but now I know how.

B in Ahoy! shorts and Rosalind T-shirt

Yes, I realize the shirt doesn't technically match the shorts.  It looks okay in the photo...the flowers are really red not pink in real life.  But since I was having B try on the shorts I figured I might as well put the shirt on her.  I think the shirt will fit M better since she is a little wider through the shoulders.  On B, the neckline isn't lying flat.
The shorts are not perfect by any means.  I had the button holes centered but they slipped a little and my top stitching isn't always straight.  They also need a wash to remove the markings and a thorough loose thread cleaning.  Which reminds me of a little trick my mom taught me...Keep one of those lint/pet hair rollers handy in your sewing room.  They're great for removing all those loose threads.


  1. Love those little pink shorts. They look just like RTW. I'm going to have to check out that pattern for Audrey.
    See ya,

  2. I like the shorts. They look great!


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