Sunday, April 29, 2012

KCWC Day 6 - Rainbow Monsters and Truck Trousers

Well, here we are on the last day of KCWC.  I'm still blogging a day behind, but I'm feeling a bit done.  I'll try to sew today and post a proper Day 7 post with a few straggler things I haven't finished up yet tomorrow.  But for right now I'm definitely feeling a sort of blissful exhaustion.  It's been a great week. Just what I needed to remind myself what I love to do in my spare hours. 

Adding to my feeling of success is the fact that 2 well known and crazy clever people have highlighted my work this week.  First the brilliant Dana from Made linked to Jonesie's rainbow raglan shirt! Then today Meg at elsiemarley, the ineffable organizer of this sewing freight train called KCWC linked to Beckett's robot shirt!  In a word... elation.  I mean, I would have felt proud either way, but it never hurts to get a pat on the back from people you respect so so much!

Anyway... onto Day 6:
I definitely owe a lot to the rainbow fabric.  I can't believe how much mileage I got out of it, and how much brightness and whimsy it adds to simple, simple things.  So yesterday I made 2 more shirts with it.  This time with icy blue jersey for the bodies.  I screen printed Beckett's monster (I saved the screen from last Fall) on them both.  The placement is a little too high on B's, but it'll do.
I also finished these corduroy trousers I've been plodding along on all week.  They're like the robot shorts, with lined pockets and trimmed hems.  B loves them.  He says they're so comfortable that he can't wear underpants with them, like pajamas.  Hmm... this could become a problem...
 My model was reluctant, as ever, so I have no pictures showing the back pockets, the length, or how well they fit his long, long legs.  I'm proud of these, they worked out better than the robot shorts.  The corduroy is soft and lightweight and the warm brown color is perfect with the bright cotton print.  If only I had a better photo to share, but alas... this is all I've got.

1 comment:

  1. ooh! and these corduroy pants inspire me too! (beautiful colors and i love the contrasting cuffs) i wonder if i could make a pair with a full flannel lining? hmm...