8.23.2010

Making Girls Shorts in No Time!

I have just started to really get the hang of sewing.  Although my grandma is a very skilled sewer, no one ever taught me so, like most things, I've been teaching myself.  Now that I have kids I've been trying to make some clothes.  The other day I ran across this tutorial from Create and Delegate for what she titled "Anyday shorts".   I printed the pattern and went to the sewing room immediately! Here is what I ended up with.
I would have loved to get more great shots but my model was being seriously uncooperative and my environment wasn't the best for photos on the fly. See the spoon in the background?  I will have to show you my mom's kitchen some time.  I'm no country girl but I seriously love her spoon drawer handles made by her hubby (she has a couple forks too) how fun is that! 

The shorts were so quick and easy she will soon have a pair in every color I'm sure.  I even used No Big Dills tip from the other day on sewing a ribbon to mark the back.  I really want to get some labels to sew in, does anyone know a good place to order them from, or a good tutorial for making your own (that actually hold up?).

14 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! I'll have to bookmark the tute for next summer.

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  2. Head on over to Made by Dana and in her faq section she tells you all about labels and where to get them ect. Cute shorts!

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  3. Very cute!! I need to get sewing and make some for my girls.

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  4. super cute, thanks for sharing! i made labels out of iron on transfers and an old t shirt. i copied in rows and colums what i wanted; ironed it on; and then cut them out with pinking shears. since it's tshirt i didn't need to finish the anything. this is very primitive, but i like the way they turned out. hth!

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  5. How funny! She and I must have been on the same brain wave with our tutorials! Yes, go to Dana for a very in depth discussion on the label thing. She will teach you more than you need to know :)

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  6. very cute shorts and colors I like them :)

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  7. I love those shorts! The pink material on the bottom is the same stuff I am using for an apron for myself. It is very pretty material.

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  8. They look beautiful! Sorry it's taken me so long to comment, I've been on vacation!
    They really do look wonderful!

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  9. Do you have a tutorial for these the blog you used is no longer available :(

    Candace

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