New comfy shorts make me super happy! In addition to being super comfy, the Carly Shorts from CKC Patterns are an awesome scrap buster. I made my shorts from a left-over chunk of fabric from making a pair of pants months ago. I used this fabric thinking it would be a good mock up fabric because the quality wasn’t great. I was thrilled when these shorts fit without any adjustments at all. This so rare for me so I was totally thrilled! So so rare!
Even as summer is winding down in my side of the world, I am encouraging you to take a look at this new pattern. The Carley shorts come together so quickly they can be your go-to scrap buster pattern and you can have all the comfy shorts. I think shorts are something I reach for anytime I am hanging out at home or heading to the gym. I wear them all year long and would love to have an endless supply of them!
I wasn’t even aware CKC had plus sized adult patterns until I saw the tester call. I hate to admit that, but it true. I will thrilled to discover another pattern company that is curvy size friendly. I am happy to report the pattern is inclusive through a 62 inch hip which seems to be the new size chart. Additionally, the pattern includes a few options. You can add pockets or leg bands depending on what you like. I pulled out some athletic knit scraps to make a couple pair of shorts for the gym. I can’t wait to add the large side pockets to them. Also for you cool kids- There is also a kid’s pattern! The kid’s pattern is half price also.
Today is the last day of the new release sale and the pattern is only $3! That is a steal you should take advantage of!
I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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