Some projects are not planned projects, they just sort of happen. You might start the project thinking one thing and once in motion it suddenly dawns on you that that toile you were busy sewing looks like a summer playsuit for the Von Trapp family singers.
CocoWawa Crafts Cherry Shorts
Let’s start at the beginning. I’d been wearing the few pairs of ready to wear shorts around the house all summer and thought I should try my hand at making my own.
I didn’t know how the fit was going to be, so I didn’t want to use any fabric I was overly attached to. So a quick look around the fabric stash and I found a cute and kitschy quilting cotton that had what I’m calling little Dutch people, houses, and flowers on it.
Green is my favorite color and I just adored the shade of green in this print, though I thought the print itself may be a bit over the top. Though since I was really just wanting to make a toile of this pattern I thought let’s have some fun and use this fabric anyways.
The Cherry shorts came together in no time and their construction was super easy as was the fit. Thank you elastic waistband.
|Pattern:||CocoWawa Crafts Cherry Shorts|
|Notes & Modification:||Made as directed, great fit|
I was really happy with the look and fit of the Cherry shorts, I especially liked their longer length, and of course side seam pockets.
Speaking of pockets, even though this was just a toile, I couldn’t resist taking my time to pattern match the back pocket where it is nearly invisible at first glance.
Summer Play Suit
With the Cherry shorts done I had a lot of this fabric left, and since I liked the shorts so much I thought why not make a matching top and go full on kitschy.
For the top, I decided to give my Simplicity 1364 mashup pattern another go since I hadn’t had a chance to test it without the color block alterations.
After making the top and putting it on with the shorts, that’s when it dawned on me. I look just like a Von Trapp family singer, ready to frolick through the hills with Fraulein Maria.
While some people might be like no way am I going out like this, and just chunking the whole novelty outfit in the bin. I took another approach.
I whipped up a bandana out of the leftover fabric to really pull that look together 🤣
Sound of Music
While making a Sound of Music inspired summer playsuit wasn’t exactly on my sewing plans, I can’t help but love this outfit.
First off it is super cute and comfy. It’s great for lounging around the house or running around the park in.
Also, I don’t mind looking like a Von Trap, in fact, I find myself singing “Do Re Me” every time I put this outfit on, despite having no singing talent, I do it anyways 😃
I’d love to hear in the comments below if you’ve ever made one thing just for it to turn out looking like something else and what happened then?