The Simplicity 1948 pattern fits me great. I will have to make some pants with this pattern since I like the shorts I have made with it. I think the slanted front pockets are a nice touch.
This has been a good test for my Singer 7470. It handled the heavy duty denim easily. I also used my Singer 6268 to embroider the pocket. Part of the sewing fun for me is using different machines. I like the different stitches, the controls, the different sounds, and the hunt for that orphan machine calling my name.
I wanted the designer look of the 70s and 80s. I think I achieved it.
I took my time with these shorts, especially the top stitching. I think they turned out nice.
Since I had a little denim material left, I decided my friend Jaime could use a new pair of jeans.
|Ready to cut|
|Ready to sew|
|All finished, except for turning right-side out|
|Jaime is thrilled, but needs a new top|
|Summer top finished|
I did her outfit with my hand-cranked Bel Air since I wanted real control over the tiny stitches. This worked out quite well.
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