Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lazy Days and Class Picnics

Hello hello!  I have been on a bit of a sewing roll lately.  This skirt is a gift I made for my 6 year old niece's birthday.  It is a Lazy Days Skirt--which is a free pattern from the lovely people at Oliver + S.  If you have a little girl in your life who loves skirts and dresses like my niece, then I would highly recommend making this skirt.

I have never done ribbon hem but I loved how it turned out.  I used a natural colored cotton twill tape.
The fabric is a pink pin dot from the bargain second of the fabric store near by my house.  

Fabric: Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in Black

SHORTS!  Another first!  I think these turned out nicely.  I used the class picnic shorts pattern from Oliver + S.  I actually was planning on making these for kids clothes week challenge but I just couldn't wait.  

I love that the shorts look like old school track shorts.  I ran track for 10 years competitively so I would say track shorts hold a certain spot in my heart :)

I am a total copy cat.  I love the little tags that I've seen on probably actually.  It never even occurred to me to add tags to clothing but I love the simple twill tape, fabric and embroidered tags that she adds to her daughters clothes.  

front waist band and faux fly

i got a little lazy and didn't feel like switching thread, oh well.

I made an adjustable waistband. This called for buttonhole elastic which I really didn't want to go out and buy.  I was so glad to find a quick tutorial online on how to make your own buttonhole elastic.  It really is a no brainer.  

Love these little red buttons from my Grandmothers collection.  She has some of the most adorable buttons.  She is 93 and many of them are from the 40's and 50's.

Not sure why this picture is here..I guess I find it humorous that the shorts can stand on their own.  
Go make some shorts--super quick and fun to sew!


  1. Thanks for the nice comment Sarah! I didn't realize you keep a blog...your projects look great and Lydia is getting so big!

  2. yes-- she is suddenly a toddler! i just started keeping this when i really started to sew a lot. i hope your are doing well. you're little one is precious!

  3. love the shorts! those are on my list for KCWC too, all solid with a contrast waistband inside, just like yours :) glad i saw these, now i'm all excited to make them!

  4. and the best part of this all is i was totally inspired by your chambray sailboat pants! i wanted to find a nice dark chambray for these shorts--the search goes on. looking forward to seeing the things you make for kcwc! i'm just hoping my list isn't WAY too much to complete.