Frontier Days Day 3: Tadah Pleatie Shortsuit2:02 PM
Miss me? As much as I enjoy blogging, I didn't want to miss a minute of the Frontier Days fun. So far we have: -Attended a cattle d...
-Watched the Grand Parade
-Had a free pancake breakfast
-Got a tour of my husband's work
-Watched the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Air Show
-Hand fed bison
AND spent an entire afternoon learning about all things cowboys, like:
-Chuck wagons (and Cookie)
As well as dealt with a fever of 103 AND a nice black eye. I was reassured by my nearly 4 year old cowgirl that cowgirls are tough and strong, so don't worry about her.
Unlike some bloggers that are avid photographers, I'm a seamstress that takes photos, so I don't have photos to go with our adventures. But let me just say, we're having a grand ol' time. We still have plans to attend the "Indian Village" (their term, not mine), petting farm, Old Frontier Town, and Old West Museum. And when that is all done, the following week is the Laramie County Fair. Whew. We're crazy busy.
So, back to today's sew. This is my last in my series of Tadah! Pleatie sews. As I said before, I was given this pattern for review. All opinions remain my own. For today, I made the shortsuit in size 4 for my not quite 4 year old. Construction was easier on the shorts than the dress since you don't have to gather anything.
These shorts do have a nice smooth u-shaped crotch curve. However, the difference in the front and back rise are not very significant. This is perfect for bloomers. It actually works fairly well in this case as shorts because the bodice is cut straight across and you want to be sure that the fabric can make it up to the bodice and not cause a wedgie.
I was torn when making these as a romper for my 4 year old. I wasn't 100% sure she'd be able to undo the snaps in the front quickly enough for bathroom breaks and I know she is independent and won't want me helping her in the bathroom. But its just so cute, and since she won't be going anywhere without me any time soon, I feel ok with her wearing this whenever she wants.
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