Happy to support a crafting activist with a good cause- Gypsy made an announcment at Sew it Together telling people about the pinnafore project for Dago Dala Hera Orphanage. She added later that they were also keen on elastic waisted shorts for boys and I knew I could manage that!
These are my shorts effort- after one too many smart comments from the peanut gallery (blogless Cheryl and Carolyn) about the consequences of the short shorts (bottom pic), I unpicked the hem and made them as long as possible- and this is the result. They are supposed to be size 3- modelled by Miss Apple who is 7. The glory of the elastic waist!
Inspired by the shorts, I was up for the pinny challenge:
I was planning to have the shoulder seams stitched (no ties) and the slit in the front was to avoid fasteners and to get space for pulling it over the head. Now that there are ties- the reversible thing was doing my head in at midnight last night so ties it was- I think that slit needs a tie or something to join it together- to up the modesty factor! Now that the ties are there, I am thinking it's actually not a bad idea because it adds to the versatility of the potential size range for dress recipients- a longer dress for a 4 year old up to a shorter 10 year old I reckon. I have a rather tall nearly 8 year old here. This tutorial helped me think through the reversible factor- which still seems to defy logic!
I really rather like the tunic top look and I think I will be making more of these.
Thanks for the call Gypsy, nice to craft for a cause.