More progress made during Mending Week
Before is here
These shorts were originally pants that I made B back in January. She's gained quite a bit in height since then so the length wasn't working but the fit in the waist was still fine. I cut the legs off the pants so that the inseam was approx. 4 inches and then used ribbon to finish the hems. I suffered a moment of cleverness and decided to cut vents in the outside seam and cover those with ribbon too. It ended up working but isn't quite what I had in mind. I'm thinking of going back and making a closure of some kind at the bottom of the vent to rein the fullness in. Altering the pants took longer than I thought so I didn't get started on fixing K's Easter Dress. It's probably best that I didn't as now I can have her try it on before I start cutting.