I had grand plans for a Super Sewing Saturday. Hubby would keep Roman company and I would get a crazy amount of sewing done and have lots to show you. Then Mum offered to have Roman for the day, so instead hubby and I went out for lunch and to the movies. It was really nice to have a day together and relax. But, that does mean I don’t have a lot to show you.
I did manage to finish my Oliver + S bucket hats and as always, I’m so happy with how they turned out. To add a strap, but keep them reversible, I added an eyelet to each side and then knotted a strap in each side. They can be easily pulled through to which ever side you need them on, or un-knotted to be removed. I used Jess’ tip from a little gray to make the hat a ‘no hand sewing’ project. Another tip when putting the hat together – I found that when adding the brim to the side of the hat, the side was a bit bigger than the brim, so I simply made a few snips into the seam allowance of the brim to ease it to fit the side.
Today I finished off the Basic Pocket Shorts. They look so retro with the vintage fabrics I used. The stripe fabric is some crazy non-stretch polyester knit and I have no idea what the main fabric is….all I know is that it’s old! They turned out pretty good, but the crotch is a bit baggy in the front. I think the waistband needs to be set a bit lower. You can see the front folding over on itself in this photo below.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with how much I got done this week. The only thing I cut out that I didn’t get to sew up was a Flashback Tee, but I should get that done this week.
I hope you all had fun sewing along this week. Check out the Flickr pool to see what everyone has been up to!