Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Seamingly Smitten sewing pattern SALE

Happy 4th everyone! What have you been sewing?
AND....to celebrate we are having a 25% off STOREWIDE SALE when you enter the coupon code: HAPPY4TH at checkout.
Offer is good today through Sunday. Enjoy!!

If you know me, you know I am a crafty procrastinator sometimes. Really? Oh yes! Tonight we are going to a 4th of July parade so during naptimes today I just sewed my kids some matching outfits. My little boy has been seeing my husband in his madras plaid shorts and he loves to match his clothes to Daddy's clothes whenever he can. After a few times of not having his own madras plaid shorts to wear when Daddy wore his, I decided today is the most perfect day to make them!

Sewing with madras can be a little tricky because of all the seams. The fabric is basically sewn together like patchwork, so there are seams on all four sides of every square that make up this fabric. I just used a longer stitch length and loosened my tension slightly, so it would be a bit smoother when I sewed over the bulk of all those serged seams.

I used The Classic Fit Pants sewing pattern to make these shorts. It was so easy to do! I simply traced the pattern and then stopped tracing 5 inches below the crotch. That way when I hemmed, they had a 4 inch inseam. Perfect fit!

For my little girl I made The Classic Pillowcase Dress sewing pattern with white ribbons to coordinate.

Happy 4th everyone! If you have a link to share what you sewed, leave a comment with it. I would love to see it!

Happy Sewing!

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