I think it is more likely that she is finding her Summer clothes boring, as she has been wearing most of them since about September.
These are the fourth pair of Burda 07-2009-113 shorts I have made for her, so they were not only already traced out, but pre adjusted, which makes them very quick to sew. They were still lying on my sewing table (but back in the bag) from when I made them in January in blue and white seersucker. I am not terribly virtuous when it comes to putting away my patterns.
I used a remnant of camo printed heavy cotton twill, given to me by a friend of my mother, and used scraps of my quilting cotton dressing gown fabric for the pocket bags, waistband binding and zipper guard.
This, according to my sewing accounting system, makes them free shorts, if I ignore the thread and zipper, a practice that comes easily to me when I am gloating about my thriftiness.
There is a bit of decorative machine stitching on the front pockets, fly and hems, and I added a back patch pocket with a bit more decorative stitching.
The pattern calls for the shorts to be turned up in a cuff, but the original pair of shorts, made with cuff, suffers from lack of ironing, (as I do not iron clothes for persons over the age of 12 unless suitably
At this point I had not completely expunged my attack of thriftiness. I cut out a pair of pyjama shorts, using the same pattern without darts, side seam shaping or fly, and the larger remants of the dressing gown fabric, which had been lifted from the floor, but not removed from the sewing table. I attached 2 ties to elastic and enclosed these in the waistband with buttonholes at the front.
Nearly instant, free pyjama shorts.
+Slightly grateful daughter
+ Slightly less messy sewing table
= Free pass to sew frivolous, unnecessary silk dress, not on any wardrobe plan or sewing list until I saw Cidell's post this morning.
Does that sound reasonable to you?