Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Awesome shorts to wear under a dress

My daughter is a very rough and tough little girl. When i get her to wear a dress, it's usually accompanied by leggings so that her undies don't show. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I started looking for short leggings for her to wear under them. I was having a hard time finding little girl bicycle shorts, and since I had fabric left over from making DJ's toddler boxer briefs, i decided to make my own...
I started by drafting a pattern. I turned a pair of Katie's leggings inside out and traces one half. I added a half inch for a seam allowance, because I like to use french seams on just about everything.

Blogger is being dumb and has decided to turn my pictures...

 They ended up being a little loose, because I was being dumb when I drafted my pattern, and added my seam allowance on top of the original one. They're also a little longer than I would have liked.

Despite them being a little baggy, Katie adores them. I have four more pairs to make, which will be a little tighter and shorter. Since the fabric was from my stash, all I had to buy was elastic. Total cost for five pairs of fantastic hide-Katie's-underwear-while-she-wears-dresses shorts : 2.50$ 

Post Script: My apologies for not posting very often, but in my defense, Since Hunter's arrival two months ago, we have sold our house in Alberta and bought a house a Ontario. It's been busy and will continue to be busy for the rest of the summer, but I do have a few ongoing projects to post about in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Call it maternity leave, no one should be expected to manage anything other thank taking care of their baby at this point :)
    It's so funny that you made shorts to go under her dresses, I have bloomers on my sewing table for the exact same reason!