Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, all!

2014 07 16 woyww reversible shorts

My workdesk this week shows an interesting fabric from Joanne’s. It’s a lovely lightweight cotton knit, sure to be comfy in the summer heat, but it has a different twist. It’s striped on one side and polka dotted on the reverse. (It’s comes in several other colors besides the black, btw.) I got it to make a pair of shorts and couldn’t decide which side to use, so I’m making them reversible. 🙂

gbc curtains fellowship hall before

Many of you asked to see the church curtains when they were done. Here is the fellowship hall before….

gbc curtains fellowship hall

….and here’s the after. It’s a much more pleasant room to be in, elegant yet homey and comfortable.

gbc curtains parlor before

I was especially pleased with the transformation of the parlor. Before….

gbc curtains parlor

… and after. It’s such a pretty room now, there’s a fireplace on the other side and there’s talking of making it into a real parlor, a cozy place to sit & visit perhaps. Anyhow, that’s all I’ve got to share this week. If you’d like to join in the fun and see what other creative people are up to this week, but sure to join us desk hopping over at Julia’s.

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21 thoughts on “WOYWW – Reversible Knit Shorts

  1. Lovely job with the curtains it has really transformed the look of the room. Great job and I notice you have an etsy shop… does this work well for selling your craft.

    1. Thanks, Sandra! The Etsy shop has been helpful, but it’s not a “build it and they will come” project. You definitely have to put a lot of marketing work into it.

  2. Beautiful curtains. Awesome they can change the appearance of a room. And I´m looking forward to seeing your shorts:) Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 54

    1. Thanks, Evelyn. Of course, the paint job had something to do with transforming the rooms as well. 🙂

      Yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing the shorts, too. lol

  3. Wow wow wow! What a great Wednesday! I LOVE the b/w reversible fabric; can’t wait to see the shorts on you! And the curtains are AWESOME. Next window I have to redo, I’m using this pattern. Does it include hanging instructions? Can you give us a brief rundown on how you hung them? Very nicely done.

    1. Hi Robin,

      The pattern is Butterick 3804 and they do explain how to hang them, but I’ll give you my version here.

      You need a double rod. (In addition, I used a spring tension rod for the sheers.) If you use a fancy rod with finials on the ends, make sure the two rods aren’t spaced too far apart. The swag goes on the inner rod and the jabots on the outer.

      Then pull the swag up from the top and over the jabots. Don’t expect it to cover the corners of the jabots. You can leave the folds soft and sort of random, or pull them out to perfectly align with the pleats. (I would have left them soft, but hubby was helping me hang and insisted on making them perfect.) It’s no big deal either way. Whatever look you like.

      I’d love to see your curtains once they’re done!

      1. OKay, gotcha. Oh, the curtains I eventually make won’t be this beautiful, but I’d be happy to show them to you. Once I do them. 😀

  4. The curtains are beautiful! Definitely a better and more homey look. Would like to see your completed reversible shorts. Sounds great! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #62

  5. Wow, what a transformation of those windows. Great job with the curtains, you should be justly proud of yourself. How do you do the hem on reversible shorts?
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

    1. Thanks, Jan!

      Good question about the shorts. I may just do a rolled hem on the serger. However, if they seem to need the weight I’ll do a facing.

  6. After you make the shorts the next hard part will be trying to decide which side to wear facing out! I know I’d have a hard time deciding as I like both the polka dots and the strips. Those windows sure underwent an awesome transformation with the curtains. It is so much nicer now!
    Judy #72

  7. Love the fabric, I would have the same problem, love both sides, look forward to seeing them finished.
    The curtains complete transform the rooms and look lovely.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier, happy crafting, Angela x #42

  8. A brilliant job done with all those curtains, Sandy. Well done. The place is transformed. A great place now for after service fellowship.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #13

  9. How cool to make reversible shorts! Double the bang for the buck! I’ve seen reversible skirts in catalogs and thought how clever.

    The curtains you made are absolutely stunning! I’m so glad you showed them off to us!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Peace, Kay (22)

  10. That’s ALL for this week? Moses, those curtains are beautiful, they really do transform the rooms…good for you. I’m frightened of knit fabric, but I like the idea of spots and stripes in the same pair of shorts.

  11. Sandy those curtains are gorgeous, your church is very lucky to have someone like you willing to make them.
    Thanks for visiting me, my mess is just about sorted and Yes I like the ‘Keep clam and know that I am God’ card too.
    Chris #32

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