Pocket Capris Tutorial

30.6.12




This week's project is a pair of little capris for Anja.  I wanted to do something interesting with the pockets, so I put them on the bottom.  While they are functional pockets, I know she won't be using them, but if she were to, I'd probably make these shorts rather than capris, to avoid bulk.  However, this little girl's been scraping her knees way too much lately, so I wanted her to have something with some coverage on her legs.  

Besides your fabric, you will need:
44cm (17") of 6mm (1/4") elastic
2.5cm (1") elastic for the waist (length depends on the size you are making)
one button
thread

















Measure around leg to determine how wide/long you want the leg opening pieces to be. 
Cut two pieces.



1.  Fold and iron leg opening pieces in half.
2.  Make an inverted pleat along the inside seam of leg.
3.  Pin leg opening piece to leg.
4.  Stitch.

1.  Measure and cut back pocket.  I adjusted mine to be 13 cm X 10 cm (3 1/2"X4").
2.  Cut the upper pocket piece - 10cmX6cm (4"X2 1/2")
3.  Stitch along pocket edge


1. Fold upper pocket piece and stitch along the sides
2.  Gently pull bobbin thread of lower pocket piece, turn edges, and iron


**Baste upper edge of pocket piece**


To view the shorter version of these, click here.



 Happy Sewing!


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25.6.12

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Breezy Tunic Tutorial

24.6.12


Here's what I've been working on lately...a couple of little tunics for my little girl.  
It's super easy to make, and something that is very versatile.  
I definitely plan to layer it with long sleeves underneath it in the fall.





Pocket 
(dimensions made to fit size 2 years)





Here's a tutorial for making your own bias tape.











Project Run & Play Guest Post

20.6.12

Today I'm over at Project Run & Play, with a tutorial for the Sporty Skirt.  Being involved in Project Run & Play's Sew Along at Home group really got me more serious about the construction of the clothes I make and adventurous in terms of trying new techniques.  
I can't thank the ladies of Simple Simon & Co enough for organizing it.

So, pop over there if you want to see how to make this:



The tutorial for the top is here.

If you're visiting from PR & P, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

Take a look at this week's giveaway, while you're here, 
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18.6.12

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