Day 3, where I was supposed to step up to the 'challenge' portion and actually do something I've never tried before, succeed marvelously, and move on. Except, I failed miserably. Oh, it's not ME, it's my machine! Seriously, it's googlefiable -- Brother sewing machines, and also my Babylock which is made by the same company, do not shirr. It's a bobbin tension thing which is an amazing help except when you want stitches to gather up on themselves.
So with time ticking away, I slapped together a pair of pants instead. These were fraught with drama too -- much too tall of a rise, frayed fuff everywhere but those I could overcome.
I used left over cotton cord velveteen from these pants (I obviously bought way too much yardage) and a spiffy pant pattern from Pochee Special. In the end, I just folded over the elastic at the top one more time and sent my kid to school.
I hope they stay up.