Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Last night I wanted to watch some talks I had recorded from the BYU Women's Conference. I knew I would fall asleep if I sat down, so I decided to sew. I don't know the logic behind it, but I get more out of those talks when my hands are busy.

I was happy to find a pair of Asha's shorts all cut out and ready to go from last year's project pile. The fabric came from an extra large pair of white shorts I bought at a yard sale for 50 cents. It has a heavier weight with good amount of stretch.

I drafted the pattern with Alison's help a few years back. Size 130. You can see another pair I had made with this pattern here.

The fabric I used for the elastic casing is voile from Ana Maria Horner's Little Folks collection. This light weight fabric is not sheer, drapes beautifully, and has a subtle sheen to it. It feels similar to the lawn of Liberty of London, but for the third of the price. Check out Anna Maria's entire fabric collection here. It is a true work of art.


Mommymita said...

Asha is so cute in her glasses!

I love the shorts and impressed you got them done so quickly.

I too absorb more with my hands busy.

Dawn W said...

Okay, so I know how to quilt, but am completely intimidated by sewing clothes. You make it look so easy and do it so well. What cute shorts!

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, and this comment isn't related to your current psting. But I was googling for Henriksdal covers for our new chairs, and your covers are amazing! I am not very good at sewing, and the rest of your works are equally impressive. Anyway, I am writing to bother you to ask for the name of the fabric you used for your covers? It's very lovely, and your work is beautiful. Thanks for your time!

Marie' said...

Thank you for your nice comment. The fabric is called "zoltan wasabi" and it looks like it is marked down right now at Calico Corners. Good luck!