Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer Sewing Contest Entry

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I wasn't sure if I could have the time to make anything for the summer sewing contest at Ellison Lane Quilts, but I sure wanted to.  Then, the planets aligned and I was able to get two things of my to do list and actually finished.  This is the first thing I made.  Boy shorts.

 I am using the same pattern I made last year for the slacks V wore in the wedding.  I just cut them shorter.  The pattern was drawn by me, but I used the instructions and the pocket pattern from Dana Made It.
 I used a light grey shad of Kona cotton and the pockets are from the Backyard Baby collection, Bug Jars in Gray.
 I fussy cut the jars to put bands around the bottom of the leg openings.  I wanted to tie it all together.
                                                  As you see, they fit the boy perfectly.
                                                    A view of the back.
And we do love our pockets.  He is all boy, this one.  I have 3 more pair of these to make in three different colors with pocket accents from my stash.  If you have never drafted your own pattern, you should try it.  Dana gives great easy instructions.


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