Refashioned Nantucket Shorts

Apologies for the short absence! July has been a little crazy and there was a lot less WiFi available than I thought. Here’s where I’ve been:

Drew’s sister’s wedding, (the couple LOVED their quilt!), Boston, Maine, and Florida. Boston and Maine was just Drew and I, and Florida was my family vacation. It all worked out that it was one trip after the other so it really just turned into a long vacation. But, about half a week into Florida, I was ready to come back home. There’s so much I want to make!

Here’s my latest sewing project!

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

I had this project finished before Maine, but didn’t get to photograph them until the last day of Florida- because I found the perfect location!

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

I raided my grandma’s wardrobe again for this refashion. Seamwork Issue #8 had just come out and I saw the Nantucket Shorts going around online. I had the perfect fabric, it was just in the form of a blouse- with really big shoulder pads.

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

The pattern was fine, but if I make another pair, I definitely need to make them smaller. Since these have a drawstring closure, I didn’t have to take them in, but if I make another pair, I would take them in a few inches. I also didn’t insert grommets because I don’t have them on hand. I just put in button holes instead, which isn’t as clean but it did the job. I also made the tank, but that’s boring haha.

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

My mom, sister and I took a walk after lunch and wound up here! It’s one of the docks near the lake where we were vacationing. I didn’t get a chance to take pictures until right after we left our rental home and it was pouring all morning! The rain stopped for just long enough to get some pictures in, but it did start up during the shoot. And when my mother is taking pictures, she always yells at me to do a different pose. I’m no model so this was the best I got.

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

This was my first time subscribing to Seamwork, but so far I’ve enjoyed it.  Nantucket is quick and easy, and really doesn’t take a lot of fabric so I finally subscribed.  I have another blouse that I might turn into shorts but I’m still thinking about it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to make “Mesa” and “Aurora” soon, because they are both great looking patterns.

My head has been exploding the past few days with sewing ideas. I have two new bag designs in my head, new fabric in my stash AND new patterns I want to make. Sometimes vacation makes me lazy, but this one just ignited my brain!

The next part isn’t sewing, but some vacation photos!

Drew and I at the wedding!

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

At the Boston Marathon Finish Line

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

Sunset from Bar Harbor, Maine and part of Acadia National Park in Maine

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

Hanging out in Harry Potter World

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

Saw this sign at Diagon Alley! The shop window had this awesome “self knitting” needle display.

refashioned nantucket shorts- trish stitched

Now back to sewing!

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