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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chambray shorts

I often feel like an impostor when I sew clothing.  I am self-taught and learn a lot of things the hard way.  Then, when I was watching Project Runway several weeks ago the winning designer (Alexandria) used chambray and the judges loved how she used the fabric!  It made me feel a little better about myself.  I am not an impostor when I used the same fabric in these shorts, and used it before Project Runway did.

Bubble Shorts

That is not to say I am by any means anything other than a beginning seamstress when it comes to clothing, but I think I make nice quality garments for my daughter.  If they weren't, I would not let her wear them and I wouldn't waste my own time to make them.  There are already too many cheap, ready to wear options to waste time and fabric on substandard homemade substitutes.  I aspire to fully support high quality and ethically produced clothing, but time and financial constraints exist.  That was slightly deeper than I originally meant to go.

blue baby shorts

Now, on to the shorts.  These are the ever popular Elegance and Elephants Bubble Shorts in size 6 months.  The fabric is a blue chambray that is a nice weight for baby shorts.  It was a little more challenging to sew with than regular quilting cotton because of the edges fraying more than I am used to.  However, the fraying issue was not bad enough to deter me from sewing with this fabric again.  It is enough of an issue that the seams need to be finished though.  I used french seams to finish mine.

My daughter's favorite part of these shorts are the tie.  What's better than a string to play with that you can't drop or lose?

girl baby shorts

One final parting shot of her adorableness and the irony of childhood - every toy she could ever want and one of her favorites is an old remote.

Shorts with pockets

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