Today I got right back to the essence of what this series is all about – using up the stash of fabric that is sitting in my sewing room. It does not have to be for what it was originally purchased nor for me or my family.
Several years ago I was visiting Melbourne and I friend offered me several metres of dark blue poly cotton fabric. I accepted as I felt sure that I would be able to put it to good use at some stage.
Two years ago I wrote this post about making a fabric suit bag. Some of the fabric was used for that but there was still plenty left over.
I decided a while ago that I would make up some simple shorts and donate them. Today I cut out 9 pairs of size 4 shorts from the fabric.
They are a simple pull-on style with an elasticated waist.
Tomorrow I need to go into Maleny so while I am there I will call into one of the shops which has a sign about donations for Nepal earthquake victims and see if they would like to take the shorts.
I would like to make some other simple clothes for children who may otherwise have very little so will be looking closely at my fabric to see what else I can make.