I want to say I'm not sure WHAT could have stopped me from finishing a pair of shorts I started THREE months ago (one week short of three months, to be exact). I would LOVE to say I have no idea, but the reason is two-fold. One: Matt has been working in Idaho for the past four months, and he is about to be home - YAY! - it was pretty much a sewing buzz-kill with him gone. We were busy most days of the summer (albeit busy in a FUN way, but busy, nonetheless), and I rarely got a chance to sew in terms of daytime or weekend sewing (especially when a certain little boy is tiring me out). Essentially, after I tossed these shorts aside, I didn't sew all summer, which is pretty ludicrous (though I DID knit; I wasn't totally lazy, aha!). I bemoaned EVERY day that I wasn't sewing, but I just couldn't get myself to the machine.
|Where are her eyes???|
|That neck binding gap situation is making my twitch|
Oh - and the second reason is the heat. I get sluggish and hostile when it's hot out, and I just wanted to sit around and knit, whenever I had the chance. It seemed somehow easier, LOL.
|That neckline totally lies flat!|
|Her first-ever pair!|
|Gosh - Spring of 2013!???|
|Will my pants always have that funny gap because of kid bellies??|
|Not perfect, but it works|
Also, I misplaced the fly guard, so, I ended up finding some cotton lawn from my Violet top (pictured here), interfacing THAT and making it work. I tried to insert the fly guard in sort of the same way that I saw in a pair of jeans I had, though it obviously doesn't work on the left side (and ignore the non-matching thread color), but I love the fly guard as a different fabric, so, it'll do.
I have to say this is my favorite version of these shorts - so, third time's a charm, eh? The pattern itself has always been lovely, despite that I think the fly extension directions for the wearer's left side should be more detailed. Other than that section, I don't believe I did anything differently.
|My signature two lines of stitching, LOL|
For real - a LOT of words to say that I love the outfit that hopefully gets a ton of use in the next month - and then next Spring and Summer, aha!
|Sad morning kid??|
|Happy grape time!|
|The beginning of the end of the river days....|
|Her first missing tooth!!! FYI - that other middle tooth was noted as loose mere minutes later :O|