While I had my laces pulled out, I decided to make the top to Butterick 6031. Here it is!
This is pink fabric from Needle Nooks, in the same gorgeous 4 way stretch. I have one more yard in yellow that I still have to use. This fabric is perfect for this camisole. The stretch laces are all from the stash.
I wanted to make some shorts to go with it, so I found OOP KS 3342 in the pattern collection. The shorts are basically made like you’d make a 1 seam pant. Here’s a shot of the pattern laid on the fabric.
You cut two, sew front and back center seams together, then sew crotch together. It was reallly, really simple. I just overlapped my stretch lace on the bottom by about a quarter of an inch and then sewed it on. I think they’re cute! Next time, I may not curve up the leg seam as much as on the pattern. I also don’t think I”d like this pattern if I had made it as short as the pattern dictated. I like the extra length. I had to use a different stretch lace than on the top. I plan to run into Needle Nook tomorrow and buy a few more, wider stretch laces. I like to have them in the stash because it’s really nice to decide to make something and then have everything there that you need. Here are the shorts, and then two pieces together.
Here’s my bag of stretch lace. Right now, it’s just in a plastic shopping bag…does anyone have any great ideas on how to store these? I could improve my organization in this area, that’s for sure!!