I've had a pretty summer fabric in my stash for some time, a very long time. When I first bought it I also purchased a dress pattern, I had a plan for this fabric. I made the dress, it fit, I wore it to work. And then I donated it.
I felt like a picnic table. It didn't help that I worked in a law firm at the time and everyone else was wearing their conservative lawyer-type stuff. (No pictorial evidence is available of the dress.)
But on the weekend I found this tutorial for toddler shorts with a free pattern. It was time to redeem my summer fabric.
Instead of using the supplied pattern (um, because they wouldn't fit), I made my own by tracing a pair of my shorts that have a nice fit. Then I followed the step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the shorts, I chose the version with pockets. I traced around my hand giving a 1 inch allowance all the way around to make sure they would be roomy enough.
The instructions were easy to follow and I was super-impressed with myself as I have never made shorts before.
Now my only conundrum is I feel like I am wearing pajama bottoms in them.
SO, what do you think? Are they for the beach or the bedroom?
PS Here is a great round-up of some more short tutorials.