Monday, April 12, 2021

Mimi G Wooster Shorts and Liesl+Co Metro Tee for Hugo

 Sometimes a pattern doesn't work for us. It's not a fault with the pattern or the designer, it just doesn't suit.

I think Mimi G is kind of fabulous and I was so excited to sew these shorts up for Hugo.

I thought they would suit his new style, very casual, cargo pants and tees and he was keen to give them a go.

This photo shows just how long the dropped crotch is, very, very long.

I wish I was better at pattern modification as I love the jodhpur inset.

I was slightly hopeful it was just my mannequin throwing off the fit...

But I wasn't that hopeful.

Maybe it was my fabric choice (a stretch denim) the pair I saw made up were in a tweed-y wool fabric.

But they didn't suit, when quizzed (I had posted them to Hugo) he admitted he had to donate them.

However, I am not a woman that is easily gainsaid.

I promptly purchased this pattern and will be trying these next!

A pattern that always delivers is the Liesl+Co Metro tee

I had previously adjusted the pattern to be slightly fitted through the waist and hips.

I sewed it up in some heavy cotton/lycra that was left over form has Christmas Thread Theory Strathcona henley (to be blogged)

Lidia made the 'Pumba' stencil for me on my new Cri-cut machine that I got for Christmas 

It's a funny little thing that Liddy hooks up to my phone and prints off all sorts on to a vinyl product that can then be ironed onto fabric. 
I think I will get a lot of use from it.

As usual, I taped the back of the neck with cotton tape for stability and neatness.

At least he can wear this!

Thank you for reading ....xx Nicole 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you!
      Liddy is rather fabulous
      xx Nicole

  2. My kids and I both have a low front rise, and somewhere on the O+S forums someone pointed me towards this blog post. Alteration #4 on the list solved the problem for the front rise on the Art Museum trousers for both my kids, but maybe alteration #5 for the shorts pattern?

    1. Thank you Enbee, that is super helpful!
      xx Nicole