Well hello all you lovely shorts on the line-ers! I am really enjoying being a part of this sew-a-long, so thanks to Rachael
whose fault it is who kindly invited me to take part,
to Vanessa for allowing me to add my poorly punctuated writing to her blog and to Carla for being another lovely co-host!
For those of you who don't know me, I am a stay at home mum to my two kids (3 and 1). I blog about sewing, kids crafts/activities and vegan cooking over at The Crafty Kitty! I also recently opened up an online organic fabric store and haberdashery, so if you are an eco-sewer, or just like cute fabric prints, please stop by and have a nosy!
I'm still at that stage in my sewing, where I am not quite confident enough to draft my own pattern, but I really enjoy experimenting with existing patterns, so today I am sharing how I adapted one of my favourite patterns for cloth nappy wearing babies: The bubble pants from growing up sew liberated. I wanted a nice light fabric for these shorts, so I raided my upcycling box and found a
wonderful green plaid Men's XL shirt, which in the UK is a 44-46 inch chest. It would have been even better if it was a 100% cotton shirt, for extra breathability, but in this case it was polyester/cotton blend.
I've been having so much fun making shorts this month (I made 3 different pairs so far) it is just such a shame that the weather over here in England has been anything but shorts weather! You can also find me rambling on Twitter and Facebook and I would love to hear about your upcycling ideas!
Those are so adorable, Stephanie! I just love this idea for repurposeing a men's button down! I love using what you have to make something new and these are going on my to-do list! Thanks so much for coming over! Cheerrio! (haha!)