Elsa's turn #sewingrota
|Isn't she gorgeous?|
I had justmade Lidia a new rash vest with OOP Kwiksew 2600 (to be blogged) and Elsa was playing silly buggers in it being a Super Hero. (For context, it is made of aqua, mermaid scale, iridescent lycra)I sewed Lidia, View A but cropped the length to just under the bust. It just happened to fit Elsa perfectly too. Instead of Aqua Woman lycraElsa choose some lush, cotton/lycra, very soft and stretchy, that I had purchased from Eliza Fabrics. The shorts are another pair of OOP Butterick 3179 shorts. This time in a remnant of stretch denim.
The top is finished with self binding around the edges which finishes it nicely and gives it a bit of stability.The zipper is attached after finishing the edges. I used a chunky white plastic one.The shorts are a super quick sew as they don't have a seperate back yoke. They are a little big in the waist so I threaded elastic through the back. This cinches them in but means they will fit over Elsa's booty and bonus points for being very comfortable.
Sorry Readers, still trying to pin her down!~My Verdict~
I love it!
Kwiksew are always a good sew. They go together beautifully, have solid (albeit brief) instructions and are very true to measurements.
They are also multi-size which means you can draft between sizes to get that perfect fit.
The Jamaican shorts pattern has become a tried and true! It fits Elsa and Lidia so nicely and sews up quickly with a scant piece of fabric. (I have started an eBay search for other sizes)
Thank you for reading .... xx Nicole