Thursday, July 12, 2007

My Project

Well, I love to sew. I learned how about 20 years ago and have enjoyed it over the years but it has been sooooo long since I have purchased a pattern and made an article of clothing that I am ashamed to say that I couldn't remember if I was supposed to have the fabric right or wrong sides together to cut it out! But lets start at the beginning...

Blaze has been wearing this particular pair of shorts for I think almost 2 years now that were hand-me-downs from Kelly whose boy Lewis used to wear. Well, they are black "skatey" shorts and according to Blaze are very cool. So since he is required to wear black bottoms to school and despite the fact that I bought him another pair of black shorts that actually still look black, he will NOT wear them without a huge drama and a battle between us. This is what the old shorts look like...

Well, I have been looking off and on for a new cool pair ever since the first knee got a hole in it and have been unsucessful, and now that both knees are holey and could possibly be worn to church they are so holey, (sorry for that lame one) I really got down to business. Looking looking looking with no luck I decided maybe my best option was to make him a pair. So I went to this place called Spotlight and can I tell you it was like Bed Bath and Beyond aussie style! I was very impressed and walked around till I found the pattern/fabric dept. I found the perfect pattern plus a few extra's and went to get them from the drawers only to find out that they are behind the counter and I had to ask some lady to get them for me! aarrrgh! That is where I stopped being so impressed! Anyone who sews can probably appreciate my dismay! How annoying, so after standing there for 15 min I leave with my patterns in hand. Then I went to a different store for the material as they didn't have quite what I needed at Spotlight.Well, the shorts are complete and I had a blast making them. When I told Rick I was making them he had some doubt in his voice that I would beable to pull it off. Ha ha ha...

I think they could use a few more pockets and bulk to be true skatey shorts maybe? But Blazer likes 'em as you can tell by the smile on his face!

2 comments:

Dan Robyn & Melia said...

Nice work! Lynne helped me sew some pajama pants for Dan last summer. I enjoyed it but I need to live near someone who can continue to help me. Guess we will just have to come visit you often!

Heinzlmeir Clan said...

All right! That is so cool...you should make a bunch of stuff and sell it at a garage sale...put labels in them and all...okay...maybe not....but it sure is fun to be productive and creative hey? Tell Blaze he looks just as cool in the home-maders as he did in Lew's hand-me-downs!