Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shorts from Simplicity 5436

I decided I needed some shorts. The weather is getting warmer and I do need a vacation wardrobe. I used Simplicity 5436 to make a pair. I gave them a back zipper and some pockets but used the rest of the pattern as is..... just shortened it.

The fabric was a thrifted housecoat. I think it was a dollar. I still have heaps left. I'm a sucker for a good floral.

Here they are on me. I like the really high waist. It means I can make more retro crop tops for summer to go with them. I added pockets to make them more functional and to hide the tummy blub. It seems to have worked..... as long as I keep my hands in my pockets that is.

Here are the shorts front view. I think I'll need some more like these in different patterns. They only took two hours to make from start to finish. Pretty speedy!

Maggs picked these yesterday from our yard. Makes things so much more cheery!
Yeay Spring!!!!

My Mommy!

This is my Mom........

She's always been pretty awesome. This is her engagement photo. Not only is she gorgeous... who else has an engagement photo of their Mom drawing old timey pistols on the camera? Pretty awesome!

This is how Mom had us spend our summers. Pretty much every summer was spent at Grandma and Grandpa's cottage. The best place in the whole world. When I was giving birth and they asked me to go to my happy place, this was it! Mom made sure we got there every year. Here you can see my Bro and I getting a severe case of waffle butt while Mom watches us. There are various Uncles and cousins in the water and on the pontoon in the background.

Here is my Mom's passport photo. Pretty cool!

This is how my Mom looks every day!
I love you Mommy!