Colette Iris shorts was a success! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! I've been wearing them since Labor Day when I "labored" on them with love. And I plan on making more this next Spring. It's a fantastic "mama" shorts pattern for sure!
Amy Butler Lark Dreamer Kasbah Midnight Blue for my fabric. Looking at it on the bolt, I was scared to purchase and "fail" again, but the selvage said "fashion" on the side, so I figured I could make it work. These are now my absolute favorite shorts ever. No lie. And no matter where I go... grocery store... out to eat... Target... people compliment me on them almost everywhere. I secretly enjoy the fact that they have no idea that I made them.
In case you are wondering why it's late October and I'm just now sharing these, it's because Caila and I were going to try to post them together to give you two takes on this amazing pattern by Colette. Caila won this pattern during Shorts on the Line and I've been dying to see what she comes up with! Between her sewing and mine, it just didn't happen quite yet, so we we will try again for Spring, when I make like 5 more pairs! Ha! I definitely won't be buying store bought shorts when these are so easy to make, and you can make them SO much "funner" with your own fabrics.
Stuff I've made this year for myself, so far. (exception...the orange dress, which was made for me by Lori, my first "sewing" mama)
I definitely want to continue to expand my hand-made wardrobe. My son has tons of cute hand-me-downs and some additional hand-made goods by mama, so I think it's time to tackle some Fall 'mama' sewing and work on building up my own handmade wardrobe. I've gone through my entire closet and gave most of it away, so I really need to work on building pieces that I love, and will wear for quite some time! You can check out what else is in our hand made closet here!