HELLO EVERYONE. I'm in Kentucky visiting my family, so today's photos are from a (relatively) exotic locale: my dad's garden!
I found Queen Anne's Lace! It is my favorite flower because it sounds fancy but is kind of a weed.
Shorts: adapted from my Sailor Pants pattern--high waisted, with five belt loops and a button placket down the left side. That's right. I invented buttons for these shorts.
I couldn't for the life of me find instructions on how to set a button placket into a seam, so it was divine providence when I found an old ripped skirt with a front button placket shoved in with my sewing things. I stared at it with my concentrating face on until it made sense, then drew a number of diagrams to explain it to myself-in-the-future, just in case I forgot. Through some miracle of beginner's luck, it worked! I'd also never done buttons or buttonholes before (somehow), so these shorts represent a lot of firsts.
My sunflower impression!:
My grumpy sunflower impression!:
(Pardon the wrinkles. Linen. You know how it is.)
They're on the baggy side, which is good for hanging around in summer. Also, if you've noticed I wear the same belt with everything: it is the perfect size and it came from Star Vintage in Ann Arbor, so if you are ever there, buy a belt.
I giggle a lot during these photo shoots. :)