June 21, 2011
First summer essential: done at last!
They're rather wrinkled-looking in this pic, which doesn't really do much to show the fit. This was after wearing them for the entire day on Friday, both to work at my retail job (mental note to self: not the best shorts for clipping the 2-way radio to) and for helping my brother with a project that involved sitting down at a keyboard and banging out chords for an hour or so.
Joy's suggestion and made some buttoned flaps to cover them up. I think they would have looked better if the pockets had been at an angle, or if I'd been able to sew them into the pocket and not just topstitch them onto the existing welt, but hey, it worked. And it looks a lot better than the gappy pockets! So thanks, Joy!
I've mostly gotten the pants pieces traced out and altered now, though I ran out of time on Saturday and haven't been able to get back to it yet. I have an idea for how to handle the pleat, and hope it's going to work. But I'm going to put that on hold for a little bit, because I have another project I'd like to knock out first-- a laptop bag! My computer's a desktop, and I'm still going to be using it as my main computer, but I thought it would be nice to have something a little more portable--I do need that at times, and my phone isn't always the best option. I need to get that done by mid-July since I'll be away from home for a dogsitting job and need to transport it safely! And I'm excited, because this project will allow me to use up a chunk of some stash fabric that I have been stumped on for quite some time. More details to come, since I have some students on vacation and therefore some time to get started tonight...
Also, thanks for the feedback so far on the random question in the last post. If anyone else has anything to add to that discussion, I'm all ears!