Friday, February 25, 2011

"Professor, What's Another Word for 'Pirate Treasure'?"

"Well, I think it's booty. Booty, booty, that's what it is." -The Beastie Boys

Updating this post with a pic of me wearing the shiny hot pants (and unfortunately, no, that's not my real hair).

Photo by Brent LaVelle

Other than hemming and repairs, I haven't been doing a lot of sewing lately except for making booty shorts. I bought a legging pattern from Jalie that has been awesome. It makes a perfect pair of booty shorts in about an hour start to finish. I  have made some blue sparkly and Texas flag ones for the Rhinestone Cowgirls and a pair of mirror ball ones for me to wear during our game against the Holy Rollers. We won (87-23). Yeehaw!

I was going to wait to post this until all the photos from the game were available so I could add a photo of me in the shiny hot pants, but I am impatient so I'll just post this one of Kategory 5 blocking Lacey Bones.

Photo by Dan Sanchez.

I just bought some blue stretch sequin fabric and will attempt to make a pair out of that. I hear sequins are a bitch to sew. You have to remove the sequins from the seam line, sew the seam, and the sew each individual sequin back on. Yeesh. So maybe I won't be making a lot of sequin pairs, but they have been so much fun to make, I might start taking orders from the other teams.

The fabric arrived last night and I am a bit disappointed. The sequins are not even as they look in the photo above (from the Spandex World website). They are only attached at the top. They twist in places and don't lay flat so you can see the mesh underlayer. it doesn't look neat. I could add a layer of nude spandex under the mesh to hide anything from showing, but I don't think they will have the effect I want. I don't want janky looking sparkly shorts. Wah! Maybe I'll use this a a muslin and buy another yard of the higher quality (I hope) sequin mesh that has the sequins attached in three places so they can't turn and twist. The problem is that they don't seem to have royal blue in that variety. Hmm... what do you think? Turquoise? Maybe gold?

1 comment:

  1. You're so awesome and talented!!! If I send you material will you make me booty shorts? I like to sleep in them.