Most of the weekend was spent doing test runs on the pattern for the SewForVictory sew-along.
And fondling the lobsters...
Ever since I decided on the Wearing History Sailor Girl pattern, I was actually having some doubts as to whether or not it was such a good idea. I mean, I LOVE the high waisted look on every single one I see wearing it, but I DO remember how I felt with regards to my WWII Overalls. I am really not sure it is very flattering on flat bottoms and narrow hips, like those I am blessed with :)
So, I decided to make a (proper) muslin of the shorts to test for fit (which I didn't bother to with the overall), and if I felt awful, those lobsters would not be turned into something that would be stuffed in some Pile of Shame! They deserve to be worn, and if not playsuit, than definitely DRESS :)
Anyways, here's the result:
Please PLEASE disregard the fabric; my mother will no doubt recognize them as her faded bedroom curtains from the early 90s (Thanks, Mom!). And no, I will not be wearing this item of clothing. But nevertheless, they have filled an important purpose, and will pass over to my "there-will-be-a-quilt-pile".
And you know, I don't think they look that bad. Fit wise. They sort of look like a little skirt, and are very comfortable. The pattern was great, and this is straight out of the envelope, no alterations! I even feel it gives me some shape (whereas the overalls just made me look like a board)! Mr P even approved slightly, and he HATES high waisted styles, so I think I will go for it. I really like the side buttoning on both sides, it gives a lovely close fit and some nice detailing.
If anyone thinks these should not be, speak now, or forever
(No, seriously; tell me what you think!)