It should have been a relatively quick sew.
I have made them before....
The gorgeous Deer and Doe Chataigne shorts.
I wasn't paying attention and.....
Sewed, trimmed, under stitched and topstitched the pocket bag to the crotch seam.
My Insta gal-pals talked me off the edge.
So I fished them out the bin and kept going,
I cut the size 38 per Elsa's hip and tapered that to a 36 at her waist but I still needed to pinch a bit more out.
I altered the pattern pieces so now we are good to go!
I used a lovely draping linen (with a touch of poly)?
The fabric is quite floppy so I had to hand sew the cuff along the top edge or it fell down.
I used an invisible zipper for a neater finish.
The back flaps are purely decorative but very snappy, all the same.
The front pockets are lovely and deep.
Gorgeous on her!
Elsa also requested a couple of camisole tops.
Being a pyjama pattern it only calls for ribbon, for straps.
I wasn't that thrilled with the result so I used a bias tube for the next one.
The fabric is a shifty crepe-de-chine stuff, quite a Nana fabric but it did sew up nicely.
At her request, I left off the elastic casing.
Nothing Nana about this outfit.
The next version we cut a little shorter.
I sewed a deep hem, by hand (groan) and it does help the drape.
Her strapless bra has some padding and this one appears a little firm in the bust but it does't bother her so I shan't let it bother me!
Elsa and Zara cleaned my house from top to bottom over the school holidays and earned a goodly sum.
Both girls purchased themselves leather Biker jackets (which they are very very proud of)
Elsa wanted to show her sewing Aunties hers!
The shorts are cute and are not too long or too short. They are nice and loose which makes my legs look thinner.
I love the tops! They are nice and flow-y and show off my body shape. The cream top is to go with my brown and black blazer (that mum made) and the blue top was made to go with my orange leather jacket.
Mum did a great job making these pieces and they are beautifully made but were done reasonably quickly.
Aww, thanks Elsie.
Thank you for reading, as always