Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mistakes happen to the best of us!

Hi everyone it’s been a while! I’ve been sewing,  just not enough time to write a post (life challenges & projects)…But I do want to share what I do with you all...I just need another body! LOL! (I know there are a lot of you who can relate!!)

I’d like to tell you about my experience with a shorts pattern I saw all over the sewing community.  It’s the True Bias Lander Shorts.  
The first time I made these shorts, they didn’t turn out quite so well regarding the fit. It wasn’t an issue with the pattern, because this is a great pattern! It was basically due to a few things I didn’t really pay attention to. One of those things was sizing… I needed to pay attention to the “finished garment measurements” because they were considerably different for me.  I never paid much attention to these before but I will now!! The other thing was in using this beautiful graphic print “linen” blend that I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. The fabric “grew” over the course of the day and couple that with me selecting the wrong size, made the shorts much too big! (And I didn’t do my normal crotch depth adjustment either!) Lesson learned! 
I really loved that fabric and was so hurt when I figured out my issues, so I remade them in this lovely olive green broad cloth...


...and I was able to re-purchase more of the same lovely graphic print linen to remake my first pair too.

More of these shorts are definitely in my future!  I love these shorts!  I highly recommend if you like the style, it’s worth giving this pattern a try! Makes a great summer staple!

See ya soon and Happy Sewing!

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