The MIL project will not, can not coincide with the mini-wardrobe contest. No way. I’m very pleased otherwise, I found a great (poly-sigh) ITY jersey in black on sale at fabrics.com for $2.49/yd! I’ll make it up for the MIL wrap dress, at that price it would be a good muslin if nothing else.
In other news, Husband is quite spoiled. He has slowly ripped through all his (ancient high-school leftovers) shorts, some of which I mended, some I left because they weren’t worth it/I hated them anyway and was waiting for them to die. Yesterday he came home and sighed deeply, a little petulant..
” I had to go and buy shorts today. Look, the pockets are all weird. Is this even real fabric? I had to go into a department store to get them.”
“Life is so cruel.”
“I wish I had some good shorts. Hemp shorts.” He’s been jealous of my red hemp six-gore skirt since I made it. Not the cut or color so much as the fabric.
I’d just been waiting for him to ask. I had him go rummage around and find a favorite pair of pants/shorts so I could get an idea what he wanted. He came up with a tough as nails pair of wide wale corduroy pants from Gap, circa four years ago. They have hong kong seam finishes, back welt pockets, a flat front and side pockets. I’m glad I asked, I would have made him cargo shorts. Kwik Sew 3267 answers well.
I’ve never done buttoned welt pockets, fly front zips or men’s pants before. The instructions look thorough, and if I run into grief I’ll ask around at work. I’ll make him two pair, one in some neutral colored tropical hemp and the other in a brown organic cotton canvas which has become a favorite fabric of mine. It washes up soft and smooth as butter, with hardly a wrinkle. I have some cotton slub knit lying around intended to be made into man t-shirts, and of course the other linen work shirt to make. I’ll enter him in the mini-wardrobe contest unless I run into too much grief with the whole welt pocket/fly front issue.
And I haven’t given up on my own mini-wardrobe. I’m still working on the plan. Even if I don’t end up entering twice, at least I’ll have a spare and a plan.
BTW, what does ITY stand for?