I’m done. I finished the hand sewing on my shorts last night, and this morning I sewed on the button. I’ve even washed them and taken a couple of pictures of them hanging up to dry (including a close-up of the buttonhole). And tomorrow, Mama says she’ll take pictures of me wearing them.
I’m trying to decide what I should work on next. I’d like to start the orange and green pants, but I should probably have Mama’s sewing machine looked at first — it fought me every step of the way when I was making the shorts. (I love that that’s in the past tense, though. “Was making.” As in, “am no longer making, because they’re done.”) Tearing out seams because I’m still getting the hang of making a fly is one thing. Tearing out seams because the thread broke, or the bobbin tension changed without me knowing it, is something else. I don’t want to ruin my orange and green fabric the way I did my red blouse fabric.
Besides, the orange and green pants are part of a suit. I was originally planning to make both a pants muslin and a jacket muslin before I cut out the suit. But now that I’ve finished the pants muslin — that is, the shorts — I’m itching to start the pants themselves.
Well, I can’t start either of them today. I haven’t washed the orange and green fabric yet. I haven’t even bought fabric for the jacket. Or notions for either project. So I think what I’ll do is cut out the patterns for both of them, and make up my mind when I hit the fabric store.