Sunday, October 11, 2015

McCall's 5857

Hi there!  I have such a backlog of projects I want to share.  I've been sewing and knitting up a storm since the boys have been back at school and back in their activities.  First up is some fun shorts using McCall's 5857.  This pattern is apparently out of print, which is just silliness, because it is a lovely basic shorts pattern.

The reason I am headless in these shots is not because my head looked a fright that day.  Actually, I had just finished fluffing my hair and reapplying lipstick.  No.  The reason I am headless is that the exact second Hubs and I went out to take photos (in the fading light, of course), it started to rain, so we opted to stay on the covered section of the porch.  Hence, close quarters, and hence, no head.

Anyway, the fabric is a fun cotton madras from Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota.

 This pattern has a mock fly front, which looks fine from the outside but isn't as pretty inside.  Easy enough to change if I'm ever so inclined.
 I love it with my chambray shirt (purchased, not sewn).

By the way, I've made these shorts once before, but before you click on the link, know that wool shorts were "in" for a minute, and you may find your heart in your throat at sight of a little fellow who is now 6 years old (no?  just me?).  Anyway, here they are.  :-)


  1. Cute shorts and it's crazy how fast they grow, isn't it?! Glad to see you posting again!! :-)

  2. These are super cute! I remember when wool shorts were "in". I wanted a pair but of course did not get around to it quick enough.

    1. Haha that's me, too. Like I'm just now making a peplum top. :-)

    2. Haha that's me, too. Like I'm just now making a peplum top. :-)


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