They are two amazingly fun books with projects galore that take only 1 yard of fabric! All the patters are included in the book. And one of my former co-workers is the author! Small world huh?
I used a woven pants pattern as inspiration for shorts for Peepers.
I took a few measurements from his "favorite plaid shorts" & tweaked the pattern slightly.
I shortened the inseam to be 5".
I changed the pocket opening shape from curved to angled
& used self bias fabric to finish it off.
Just as I was ready to sew the fold over elastic waistband, I decided to take a few more measurements from his "favorite plaid shorts" & realized I did not have enough material for a proper fold over waistband.
So I improvised with a leftover piece of chocolate colored knit fabric for a cozy waistband.
|Don't look too close at my plaid matching... it is not up to par in my book.|