Entering the Pattern Parade today is a girl who always inspires me…every time I read her blog I get that “ooh, I want to make that” feeling! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ll know who Anna from Noodlehead is. Everything she touches turns into a work of art. Anna designs great bag patterns too – a few of which I’ve tried out over the last few years. Here, here and here.
Anna has chosen to sew herself a pair of Essential Shorts for the Pattern Parade – aren’t they the cutest? And in double gauze too, I can only imagine how lovely the feel on. Ah…all these photos of people wearing Summer clothes while we are in the middle of Winter are making me jealous! Visit Anna on her blog to see more great photos of her Essential Shorts – I love them!
Our next participant on the Pattern Parade is Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional. Jess’ blog name says it all…if you haven’t visited her before then you have to – she sews everything, bakes the cutest cookies, pulls off amazing parties and has recently finished the most detailed dollhouse I’ve ever seen.
Today Jess is sharing her Essential Shorts on the Pattern Parade runway. She made her shorts out of chambray – the perfect fabric choice to coordinate with everything. Don’t they look great on her? Go to Craftiness is Not Optional to see more!
These floral shorts are gorgeous too, I would never have thought to use a floral print for shorts, but you can totally pull them off on a hot Summer day paired with a plain tee and pair of sandals.
And then she went a little bit further, pulled out some rayon challis and did a bit of pattern hacking incorporating a favourite Harem Pants pattern in her stash and made a gorgeous pair of pants too. Love them!
It’s too cold for shorts weather down here at the moment but I’m sure that someone, somewhere in the world is waking up to beautiful sunshine and might appreciate a bit of shorts inspiration!
While I am actually blogging, I wanted to make you familiar with Kollabora (if you haven’t already been over there for a look.)
I’d heard about and had a little look around the website a few times in the last month or so but tried to stay away from another place to get lost on the web! Curiosity got the better of me and I ended up signing up and think that it is the BEST place to share crafty projects and gain inspiration for your next project. Seriously, if you like to make ANYTHING, get over there and sign yourself up…to sum it up it is kind of like Pinterest for crafty stuff only. You follow makers and brands that you like, add projects to your favourites, form collections of different themes and basically get inspired! I’m loving it and spend way more time there than on Pinterest now.
You can see my personal page here – It took me awhile to add all of those projects, but I think it’s pretty cool getting a snapshot of everything on one page.
And my Make It Perfect brand page is here. Yep, you can even purchase PDF patterns on Kollabora!
If you join or are already on Kollabora, send me a link to your page so I can follow up and keep updated on your crafty endeavours!
These shorts are soooooo comfortable. Usually by the end of the day I’m hanging out to change into pyjamas or a pair of trackies, but I’m in no hurry to take these shorts off. The linen is so lightweight, but not at all see-through and it isn’t itchy like some linens seem to be. They are a bit wrinkly in these photos after a morning of wear, but that’s what linen does and I quite like the crushed look that is characteristic of linen fabric.
Make sure you pop back tomorrow…I’ve got some goodies to give away from The Drapery!