Tag: <span>Shorts</span>

Vintage Beach Set, Vogue 5257 Bikini Top and McCalls 6634 Short

Last week I shared my favorite make of the year, my embroidered seahorse beach jacket. If you haven’t seen that post be sure to go back and read it! Here’s the bikini and short I made to coordinate with that look. I used two different vintage patterns to make this look, a Vogue (5257) bikini from 1961 and a flared bias cut short from 1979, McCall’s 6634. I …

Drawstring Linen + Viscose Shorts and Navy Tee

Orange and Navy- Two of my very favorite colors! I’ve been planning on sewing up some shorts for quite some time but just couldn’t find a pattern I liked. I drafted this pattern using my pant sloper and so far so good. This is the first very wearable muslin so the pattern still needs a few tweaks. I’ve also made and remade these shorts since photographing these images …

Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

We’re just back from a whirlwind family reunion vacation at Universal Orlando!  Perfect family trip plus lots of new makes!  Off season- so hardly any waiting in lines, relatively cool weather *for Florida in September* and a roomy Air bnb home to relax in with all the family. The kids were at the prefect age too for our first visit to Universal.  Both tall enough for most rides …

Fabulous Fifi’s

I’ve been trying to use up some of my prettier fabric remnants before our big move (2 weeks + counting!!!!) and found the perfect pattern to use up my yardage in Fifi by Tilly and the Buttons.  It’s a simple camisole with gathered cups cut on the bias and cheeky little shorts.  I don’t have many pretty underthings so these were a perfect addition to my handmade wardrobe. I …

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