Monday, June 1, 2009

Capris

It is more fun to make dresses and skirts, but Asha needs a few capris.  Here is the first of three pairs I want to make.  I drafted the pattern using several pant patterns I have.   



I had the idea for the front pockets for a few years, and Alison helped me draft it out.  They turned out just as I imagined.   I will post a picture of Asha wearing them later.  


The fabric came from $1.50/yard Wal-Mart mystery fabric stack.  I think it is cotton/poly blend.  I bought a few extra yards so I can make shorts for the boys, too.   

We have been busy putting our garden in.   Here is Kai with his plant, the Sugar Baby watermelon.  He caught the gardening bug the most, and has been working the hardest.    


Here is Jerome using the ice breaker to break down the clay-like soil that the rototiller missed.    


10 comments:

Growinguptogether said...

Looks like you are having good weather there. Here is the typical May gray. Love the gardening pictures, looks like you have great helpers.

Allison said...

I love the capris! The front pockets are so cute. Your garden looks BIG! What else did you plant?

Marie' said...

Allison,
We just drew a circle in the front yard, killed the grass, and prepared the garden. We had no idea how many plants it would take to fill it up. We planted lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, white squash, watermelon, Japanese pumpkin, jack-o-lantern pumpkin, and some herbs. That only filled up half of the garden, so we are going out to get more. We also put in some raspberries and marionberries.

カローラ said...

すごく大きな畑があるんだね!うちにも小さいのがあるからやりたいんだけど、虫がねー…。それを開くんがやってくれちゃうっていうのはうらやましい!

Meredith said...

Love the pockets on the pants! Have fun gardening :)

Mommymita said...

They turned out great! I like the stripes and can't wait to see Asha in them.

I'm jealous of your garden. Any asian eggplant? hahaha

dana said...

CUTE! I love the detail on the pockets.

Marie' said...

カローラちゃん
プルマンには蚊がいないと思ってたら今年は結構すごくて虫除けスプレー大活躍だよ。

Alison,
Hadn't thought about Asian Eggplants. I am going to buy some seeds in Japan.

SuburbiaMom said...

Cute capris!!

Janene said...

i can't believe how big your kids are getting. It's just so amazing that you can even keep up with their clothing needs! ;)