Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

Yes, the "quality check" pair of FLAP shorts that I submitted to Sew Much Comfort passed! :)

As you probably remember, Sew Much Comfort organizes volunteer sewers to make adaptive clothing for wounded veterans. The clothing is provided free of charge to the veterans. The FLAP pants, in particular, have one or both side seams fastened by velcro, making it easier to be put on and taken off over wounds and casts, etc. This also makes it easier for a doctor or nurse to examine the leg(s).

The charitable organization provides the sewers with materials and patterns. I found out that the patterns were carefully designed through consultations with wounded veterans and their doctors. Sewers are encouraged to systematically vary the size that they make, as well as the side that is adapted. I volunteered to make 6 pairs of pajama bottoms, 2 with velcro for the right leg, 2 with velcro for the left leg and 2 with velcro for both legs.

Thus, six pairs of FLAP flannel pajama bottoms are now in my queue! Here are the flannels I bought for this project:

I'll probably sew these in a kind of assembly line fashion - doing the same step on all six pairs before moving on to the next step. I am going to try to line up the plaids as best as possible, which will take a little bit of thought and time. But other than that, I expect these to go pretty quickly and easily.

I'm not sure exactly when I'll get to them, but don't worry - I will! They are in the queue... ;)

PS - don't forget to sign up for my 100th post give-away!