Saturday, January 15, 2011

And now for something completely different!

Holly was particularly taken with an old pair of my floral shorts, being into all things vintage as she currently is. They were too small for her so I suggested we altered a pair of her denim shorts to incorporate some of the fabric, this got her thinking and after a trip to the local haberdashery shop this is what she came up with. Her design, my sewing!
We brought two other floral fabrics and she combined them into the patch design and the replacement pockets. All the fabric is hand sewn, it is difficult to use a machine on a finished article.
I sewed the patches on first with cotton thread and then went over them with embroidery thread to make them stand out
A little lace and a couple of button and the transformation was complete. Holly loves them.


Judy May said...

Everything old is new again! Love the vintage look Kerry. Brings back memories of embroidered jeans.

Christine Blain said...

Cute! These are SOOO Holly!