Saturday, June 30, 2012

Project 12: Camoflauge

Rather than make something that fades into the background, I decided to make something with some actual military camo. I picked up some fabric and bias tape from Jo-Ann's yesterday, and cranked these babies out in a couple of hours this afternoon. 

I could have done them in a half hour if it weren't for the pockets. Pockets. Pockets. I hate pockets. Well, I hate sewing them--- I love having them though! Hand-sewn clothing with pockets are awesome.

I drafted my own pattern based on a pair of ratty old shorts I got from Goodwill for $4 ages ago, though those didn't have any pockets at all. I made up the pattern to include hipfront pockets (also known as inset pockets), which are about medium difficulty on the sewing-is-a-pain-in-the-butt scale. Also, I really need a new sewing machine. (Oh mom! I used my serger to make sure these shorts won't fray to pieces the first time I wash them. I love my serger, thank you soooo much!)


  1. WOW, Kiddo! Those look great - I can't wait to see them in person!

  2. hmmmm... They look great, but thought it was going to be a swim suit.. hey we are caught up!!!