Love Me Knot Shorts – GYCT

UPDATE:
Read my post here to find links to Love Me Knot Shorts made by some of the other testers. They’re awesome!

UPDATE:
Chelsea has listed the pattern. Grab it here or here. Tomorrow Newsletter subscribers will get a coupon code. Now, back to the post.

I had the opportunity to test the Love Me Knot Shorts for Chelsea of Get Your Crap Together (GYCT).

I made a size 5 for Danica in both the version 1 and 2 tester patterns that were released to testers. In the photos, the pink bias tape is version 1. The white pockets and white bias tape is version 2.

Danica picked this fabric out at a fundraiser sale we went to last year. Not the Fabulous Fabric Frenzy put on by The G.A.N.G but another one. It was only a few dollars a yard, so I bought her a couple yards. When I was rummaging through my stash for the perfect fabric for the shorts, I stumbled upon this fabric and decided it would be a nice surprise for Danica. Normally I let the girls take the creative lead on the clothes I sew for them, but she was already asleep when I got started. I also didn’t think she’d mind.

The shorts are adorable. Elastic gathered pockets. Slightly gathered leg. Cute little bias trimmed keyholes on the side. One tester in our group trimmed her’s with lace. She even trimmed the pockets. Oh gosh. Adorable.

They’re also a quick and easy sew. Which is always nice. Sometimes you just need a quick and easy project. Even assembling the pattern was easy. Everything went together perfectly. I hate PDF patterns with lots of trimming and finagling to get the pieces to line up. Not an issue here.

The snow is FINALLY starting to melt. Thank goodness, and I was even able to get Danica outside in her shorts.

20140407-100902.jpg
Look at this bit of genius right here! I put the pockets on after construction, once I had the fit right for Danica. I accidentally pinned the back to the front a few times. Enter pressing ham. I’m pretty sure that’s a sleeve roll, but I call them all pressing hams. Just stabbed my pins into the pressing ham while I got my pocket positions. No accidental back piece pinning. Genius, right? Well. Maybe not genius. But, smart.

Maybe the shorts will summon Spring. GYCT Newsletter recipients will receiver a discount code when the pattern is released. Sign up for the newsletter here. The pattern ranges from size 6 months to 12.

20140407-101200.jpg

20140407-101228.jpg

20140407-101253.jpg

20140407-101325.jpg

20140407-101355.jpg

UPDATE: I’m Linking Up here:

I’m linking up, here.

Make It and Love It

About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to three, with number four 1/3 of the way done cooking, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
This entry was posted in Sewing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Love Me Knot Shorts – GYCT

  1. Cute! I love the little peek a boo on the bottom and the pockets!
    Amy

    Like

  2. Ajaire says:

    Cute! The fabric you chose is adorable. I am jealous of your ham. Every time I go to press a curve I think why don’t I just get a ham, but then I never remember when I’m at the store ;)

    Like

  3. Meriel A says:

    Love the fabric! My daughter would be all over it!

    Like

  4. Melissa says:

    Strawberry Shortcake! Way to take me back! I love that fabric and your little girl is such a cutie!

    Like

  5. Shawnta says:

    Strawberry Shortcake!! I haven’t seen her in ages!! Ok now I feel old but your shorts are absolutely adorable!

    Like

Leave a Comment! You know you want to :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s