Here are some new shorts for #1. One thing I learned as I started sewing for my boys, was that they each had some specific design ideas, but each of them needed functional pockets.
This is #4 giving me the thumbs up, after I added the yellow pocket.
But, now he sees that his red shorts have a green pocket too-so his blue ones might need a green pocket as well.
This is the only picture I could get of # 2 and #3 in their new shorts. They designed them and I sewed them.
These are some bloomers I made to go with a skirt for #5. I love to sew with the selvage edge, as much as possible- because I don't have a serger.
I used another pair of bloomers I had, and cut the pattern from them. Then I measured #5's waist and thighs, and cut the elastic. Then I hemmed the edges and sewed the elastic on to the hem. I pinned it to sew the gathering evenly
Yes, yes that is my ironing board that I use for my sewing table.
Here is the finished product and the skirt and bloomers I copied off of.
Now for my skirt. I took 2 yards of fabric. and I started to make a tea length maxi dress. By sewing a tube out of the fabric But, it wasn't the most flattering thing in the world. So, I decided to make it in to a skirt instead. I cut it to the right length. I hemmed the bottom, and folded the top over and sewed a casing. Then I added the elastic and again, it was not flattering. So I took out the elastic. And I folded it in front of me, so it looked like a wrap around skirt. I sewed it to where it fit. Then I sewed some elastic in the back, and vwala! I have a new skirt.
It can blow open, but no big deal because it is sewn together.
Finished product on this headless Momma.