Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Happy Tuesday! I have a few more finished projects to share today, this time they're garments! These have been finished for a while, but I kept putting off posting them because of the photos. I took photos of these back in October, then promptly deleted them without transferring them to my computer. Doh! When I finally re-shot them, I didn't really like the photos, but I don't want to take them a third time. Sometimes we must admit defeat, right? Oh well, at least the actual projects are cute!
First up, we have some pajama shorts! I was so excited to try out the City Gym Shorts Tutorial from The Purl Bee last Fall. They're so cute, and I love sleeping in shorts. These take almost no fabric, which makes them even better! I used two prints from Dreamin' Vintage for these, including my favorite meadow print. They're super comfy, and I wear them a lot! I made the second size up and they did turn out a bit big.
Before making my second pair of City Gym Shorts, I adjusted the pattern a bit. I used my favorite pajama shorts from Target as a guide. They're a little shorter, but mostly they are a little less wide. These ones I made out of Geometric Bliss voiles, which are so buttery. Perfect for pajamas! I want to do another pair and swap the prints.
Another simple project with the Geometric Bliss voile, a Wiksten Tank. I get a lot of wear out of these tanks in the summer and knew this would be a great color to mix into the rotation. The voile makes them such a nice weight for layering, they're so soft and comfortable. I've made a lot of these tanks, you can see them here.
I used 50wt Aurifil thread for all of these projects. I finished my seams with my Juki serger, and put the projects together with my Janome 1600P.