Member since 7/12/08
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 7/16/08 4:36 AM
I don't see what I'm looking for (pants, skorts)
I'm just sewing something besides curtains for the first time in (ouch let's not count) ... made a few skirts with my nieces and then told one of their mothers I'd be happy to help with the school uniforms ... uh oh ...
She's 11, still straight up and down, long legs, usually a pattern size 10. I'm used to fitting but not zippers or buttonholes.
The school code is "no style", basically. Navy bottoms, no fancy pockets (no cargo shorts), blah blah blah.
I'm particularly interested in very simple skorts and pants. Something with some shape, but without a lot of doodads. I'm sewing on a Singer 301, no zizag or buttonhole foot (though my grandmother can buttonhole and zipper on hers if necessary).
We're in Eugene Oregon -- everything here is super casual, it's cool and wet most of the year, everyone gets muddy, and the family doesn't know whether or not they own an iron.
Recommendations on fabric (needs to be seriously inexpensive, very easy care) would be great too.