Thursday, August 13, 2009

A day in the studio

My mom is here visiting and we got to do some sewing during nap time. I worked on these shorts for the 4-and-three-quarter year old and she worked on a Farmer's Market Tote Bag. There is going to be another baby in the circle of friends and the tote will be the baby shower gift. She is using darling trim that says "welcome little darling" as well as some rick-rack and possibly a bit of lace.

And oh how I love topstitching!
I used to think I would never in a million years make jeans, but these shorts are just shy of "real jeans". They don't have a real fly and the waist is elastic, but that is at the big boy's request. He really doesn't like a button or a snap getting in the way of his hurried hustle to the potty. And the "drawstring" is just like the tightener on his Keens, so I think he'll love them.

The owl is a very old stick-on applique that came from my grandma's stash. She loves owls! I love the little bit of decoration that it adds. I'd already decided on the green topstitching when I found the owl and he just jumped right on!

Here he is, in action!
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Anonymous said...

Wow! Those shorts look awesome--my favorite pattern! I like your idea with the Rei-looking thing (what's it called?) at the waist. Did you use a double jeans needle?

studio wellspring said...

how awesome ~ you are so talented!

Anne Koski said...

I was just planning to make a little pair of jeans! So far they're denim pants... What pattern are you using?