Thursday, 9 June 2011

i love you sailor!

So i made these no zip sailor style shorts for summer. I drafted this pattern, loosely based on a really comfortable pair of shorts i bought about a million years ago. I posted the pattern for free on the Burdastyle website along with very long-winded instructions and lots of pictures of how to make them!!

The fabric i used is actually cream curtain lining at £1.50 per metre (cheaper than the muslins!) and then i stamped on the fabric with one of my hand-carved lino stamps and red fabric paint. I’ve got fed up paying over the odds for simple patterned fabric, and so i’m trying to embellish my own and save some money!! (to be spent on more craft supplies of course!)

The luscious lips pocket just occurred to me because of the “i love you” stamp that i used on the fabric. It was so easy that i’ve now decided i must try loads of different shapes..maybe theme it in with the fabric stamp or whatever.

The project was featured on the front page of the Burdastyle website and within 2 days 192 people had downloaded the pattern!! YAY!!!


6 comments:

Molly Katherine said...

I saw these on burdastyle, they are so cute and super eye catching! I love them even more now that I know you printed the fabric yourself, great idea!!

Suzie said...

So many awesome things about these shorts! I love that you printed your own fabric (I'm with you on the overpriced fabric out there!) and I LOVE the lips pocket!!!

Well done on getting burdastyle front page - well deserved.

Rosy said...

Beautiful!! Really beautiful! You must be proud to print your own fabric and get this beautiful garment, I'm going to "spy" Burda now your web site ...

lullablue said...

I love it, so I will test it soon!
je l'adore, je vais le tester rapidement! bravo!

tupi said...
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tupi said...

I've managed to download this pattern, yay! Now down to sewing, I hope I'll make a pair half as gorgeous as yours!