This pattern is awesome! I worked on them a little bit yesterday and finished them up today, but you could certainly do them in one day if you're not working around this:
Yes, I had to take turns with Lucas on the machine because it was just killing him not to be able to finish his "big sheet."
What's he making? A tent canopy, far as I can tell, that he wants to mount on a pole over his bed and use Mardi Gras beads to raise and lower it. Uh, okay. So he's been going through the scrap bag pulling out pieces to sew together.
So back to my shorts, this is my first Kwik Sew and I love the instructions. She's big on overcasting seams if you don't have a serger, so I did that instead of pinking. I also used Betzina's method of sewing a bit of selvage in the crotch seam to strengthen it.
Now sorry for the very crappy pictures - I guess that's dust on the mirror, but you can see that I matched the plaid quite nicely in the front. Well, except for the waistband. But the pockets I added from the failed Simplicity shorts match up. I read other reviewers complaints that the real pockets gaped, so I slapped these on. And, look Ma, I made a nice waistband (except for the plaid not matching) - I added a button instead of the hook/eye closure.
And I couldn't match the plaid from the side, plus there was a little gaposis of the contoured waistband, but I can fix that next time - no big deal.
And they fit nicely, but I totally failed to match the plaid in the back - oops!
I love the fabric - cotton madras from Hancock, very soft - and these will go with lots of shirts I have, even the poorly fitting Jalie!
So I'm going to make another pair in a pink plaid Madras, then try a couple of shirts to go with them. Yeah, that's in addition to a lecture on Wednesday, a class reunion next weekend (should I make something to wear to that?), and another lecture coming up. That'll happen!