I have been sick for the last couple of days, another bug from daycare that has gone through Harry, Mat, me and now Ella looks like she is copping it too. However, what is a head cold, when you have 9 yards of fabric to sew with.
My first project - Sketchbook Shorts for Harry. When I saw this fabric, I knew it would be perfect for shorts, very preppy, and quite Ralph Lauren-esq. All he needs now is a while polo shirt with the collar up.
I have had this pattern for ages and have made many of the shirts, but I have never made the shorts. I don't know why I never have. As usual it is a great pattern, but it does have one thing that annoys me. There are erratas in the pattern. OK, I know there are mistakes in patterns, but the O+S patterns are premium patterns and they are not cheap. Nic alerted to the errors in this pattern when she made them last year and I kept this in mind before I made these. I have never thought to check the errata before - thanks Nic for the tip. There is an error in 3 of the 5 pattern pieces - the seam allowances are missing - not a major drama to add them in but still annoying.
While I am talking about Nic - do you notice the body suit Harry is wearing? I won it in Nic's raffle in the QLD flood appeal auctions. Harry is finally big enough to wear it!!!!! It looks great on him. Thanks Nic!
One part of the pattern I did change - I made them flat fronted intead of having the elastic around all of the waist. This is really simple to do, but I think it gives a nicer look to the shorts.
Can you believe my little boy is walking. First teeth, now walking - how did that happen? Where did my baby go?