A couple of months ago I was thinking about my favorite pair of shorts. I have had them for probably 25 years (!) and believe it or not, they still are in fashion and they still fit. They are made out of a kinda faded black and white pattern of leaves and flowers, like a Hawaiian print or maybe batik. I really like black and white and I wear black as often as I can, and these shorts really go with everything. So I was thinking that I would really like another pair of shorts similar to these, especially since these are so old, and I’m afraid that they will just disintegrate one time when I wash them.
I found an internet site that sells fabric, and they had so many great patterns that I just couldn’t make up my mind. And then I noticed that if you purchased a certain amount you got – Free Shipping! I just can’t resist free shipping. So I spent hours browsing this site, and finally settled on four different patterns to make two skirts and two pairs of shorts and I submitted my order. The material came very quickly (Yeah UPS!), and I was very happy with my haul.
I decided to make a skirt first, since they are easier than shorts, and I picked my least favorite pattern just in case I totally screwed it up. And since nothing is ever easy, and since I hadn’t used my sewing machine for a dozen years or more I had to get it serviced which took a couple of weeks. But I finally picked up my sewing machine, and got to work and made my skirt!
Wow – and this is my least favorite pattern! The skirt was really easy to do – the hardest part was hemming it up by hand. This material is very delicate, so I wasn’t able to use the sewing machine hemmer. And now I ‘m ready to start on the rest. I’ll post pictures of them, too.