Well, folks, those shorts – they’re a wadder. The addition of the waistband didn’t help them look or feel any better an since most of the seams had been serged already and I couldn’t let the seams out any more to make the legs feel looser (they were also already vented so imagine how tight they would have been without it!). The more I look at the pattern photo, the more I’m thinking that these pants are ‘skinny leg’ pants which I just can’t wear. So, with that said the shorts have become “completed” project #1 in the Win An Amazon Gift Certificate contest (Don’t forget to enter your vote if you already haven’t – and don’t worry if someone already has a number you like – remember that I’ll be doing a ‘random’ draw if there are multiple guesses).
I’ve also broken down and purchased the Hello Kitty book I’ve been eyeing on ebay. I couldn’t pass this one up since it was exactly what I was looking for and since it’s a 2002 book, I’m guessing it’s not as easily available as some of the others out there. When it arrives (2 weeks, maybe?) I’ll be posting more info.
I’ve added 2 new features to the site – one to display my swap projects and the other to talk about inspiration garments in a Celebrity Style Watch section of the site. Hopefully, this will be a daily section of the site.
I also got my advance copy of Sew News – Sew Up the Holidays (it’s not on their site yet, from what I can tell) and one of my projects shares the cover!!! I’ll post a photo as soon as I have one to share!