Hey guys…it’s been quiet here for the past week. Not because I don’t have much to share, but because I have been busy sewing up a storm and can’t wait to share all I’ve been making lately!
I’m sure you have all heard, but Perfect Pattern Parcel has launched their third round of great patterns! Haven’t heard of it yet? Do you like independent pattern designers? Want to support them? And let them share their proceeds with charity? Sounds great…right. Perfect Pattern Parcel is this awesome group of six patterns, six pattern designers, all willing to share some of their proceeds with charity (Donor’s Choose).
When I got to see the group of patterns for this parcel, I was super excited. These are all great patterns and I couldn’t decide where to start. The shorts were calling me…I need new shorts. In fact, I really only have one pair of shorts that I reach for in my closet.
I immediately sewed the prefontaine shorts pattern up with some quilter’s cotton I had in my stash. You can see my first pair here in one of my Me Made May round ups. They were so comfy and wearable, I knew I wanted to make another pair. I grabbed some herringbone chambray that Rachael had sent me and got to work.
This chambray is the softest material I’ve sewn with. I definitely want to purchase more to make a whole closet of clothes out of it! That wouldn’t be weird, right?
When it came time to bind the shorts, I looked in my pile of lace to see if I had anything that might work. I found this great lace, but then was stumped on how to bind the hem with lace. I serged all of my raw edges and then attached the lace. I then just turned my edges under and used my twin needle to hem all around. I love, love, love these shorts!
I omitted all of the back pocket options. I’m not much of a back pocket user anyway.
So, have I peeked your interest in PPP #3? You should definitely take a look. And pop around and see what everyone else is sewing up with these great patterns! I’ll be back sometime in the next two weeks to show you a few more patterns I have sewn up from this parcel.