My crafting meanders from a sparked idea, or a dreaded deadline. Sometimes it will seem like this site is abandoned. My crafting might be unoriginal or eccentric but least its not housework! I hope you enjoy your visit, all I ask is that you make or do something that makes you happy too.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Teenage Sleep Shorts
I've been slowly digging my way through my sewing pile. I had a cheap McCalls patterm that said it is sized for teen or men's small. Grumble grumble grumble, don't get me started on McCalls pattern sizing! I got stung, AGAIN! The silly thing is, I should know better by now since I have been stung by this lesson a few times. McCalls patterns have always had crazy generous sizing.
I sometimes trace a pattern to save the multisize or simplify it. I tape it onto a window & then tape stretcher paper over it & get busy tracing. Stretcher paper is a little known secret of quilters that work in health care. Some doctors clinics or hospitals will give you the end of the roll if you ask. You can get a whole roll for very cheap from your local hospital. I can't recall the price now since the roll I have is many years old & it goes a long way. Remember to mark the cutting lines, grain lines, notches, and dots if you need them. I was able to trace off the fly & pocket markings since they weren't needed.
Here is the finished shorts, modeled by my 14 year old son who is as tall as me.
As you can see, they are clearly HUGE! Oh well, they're comfy & he will remember them a long time since they will be in use for a few years I suspect.
I hope I've made you laugh, with this post, I do now but I wasn't so pleased at the time.