Sunday, 29 September 2013

Selfish Sewing (Sweet Scalloped Shorts finished!)

Scalloped shorts

I have finally finished my Sweet Scalloped Shorts that I’ve been making for selfish sewing week. I really enjoyed this project. It was a bit of a stretch for my sewing skills, but I felt like I wanted to learn new skills so it was a good challenge.

As I mentioned in a previous post I had a wee bit of a battle with the welt pockets – mainly with attaching the pocket bags; but now I feel confident doing them in a future project. I also did darts (I’ve only done them once before) and my first ever invisible zip.

Now I’m looking forward to making a couple more pairs in different colours to wear this Summer.

sweet scalloped shorts collage

The pattern is sweet scalloped shorts from Pattern Runway and I used cream linen fabric.

During Selfish Sewing Week I also made a knit maxi skirt (which I haven’t yet had a chance to photograph properly) and have partially made another Wiksten tank, although I’m not so sure if the colours suit me – I might have to give it to someone else.

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Jen x

Joining in with Selfish Sewing Week organised by Rachael from Imagine Gnats and Jill from Made with Moxie. …(And Show and Tell, Made by Hand, and Make it wear it and Wardrobe Wednesday and WIWW, later in the week.)

13 comments:

A little bit Country said...
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A little bit Country said...

Ohh I love your shorts. Such a great hem! Roll on summer xo

kate said...

Jenny you legend!! They look totally amazing... I am in awe. Well done xx

Sophie Slim said...

Looks like you did a real job of them! Well done! x

Modern Day Mummying said...

What gorgeous shorts! I'm liking this Selfish Sewing idea. It's been all about sewing for my daughter lately. Maybe it's high time I indulged myself a little :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Sophie xo

Rhonda said...

Really cute shorts Jenny! Well done.

Leonie said...

absolutely gorgeous! and a lovely shape. well done you! so inspiring!

Jane from Lil Pip said...

You look fantastic. I'm so impressed. These must have been a challenge! Well done

Hootnz said...

I looove these! smart and casual at the same time....and your finishing is bang on.....challenging yourself definitely paid off! :)

Christina Lowry said...

Super sweet shorts indeed! You've done a lovely job. They look so professional. :)

Kelly McLuckie said...

Those are so lovely. I particularly like the pocket detail! Thanks for sharing with Wardrobe Wednesday xx

Nelesc said...

What a great idea! I have to give these a try, thank you for sharing!

Jessica said...

Your shorts look awesome! I made a pair of these earlier in the summer, and I had the same confusion with attaching the pocket bag. Other than that, this is a great pattern.