Remember May? Me-Made-May to be exact. I had pledged to make myself 5 things. I did make 5 things but not what I thought I’d make. I really wanted some new shorts and I had the Iris pattern from Colette. I was hopeful they would have the wide leg opening that I like. And then I made other things, went on a trip, and got busy with sewing for the girls. No shorts.
But now. Now it’s Shorts on the Line and I love me a good sew along. And that was all the incentive I needed. I took a short break from sewing for the girls and more or less whipped up a pair.
Sorry for the pictures. I would have needed Mr. Mouse to help me but I couldn’t wait for him. I was busy trying to get good shots and noticed the neighbor outside. I think I turned beet red. And I stopped. These will have to do. No back shot either because none of them looked good.
Back to the shorts. Good wide leg, right? I did make a muslin to check for fit and it was spot on. No need for any modifications. Though looking at the back shots, I’m thinking I could lengthen the back dart like Cherie did. There’s a teeny bump/pucker at the bottom there and a longer dart might help with that. I did make some style modifications. I was afraid the pockets would show through my material (a very pretty shot cotton made of turquoise and purple threads but you can see how it wrinkles) so I skipped them. I added piping because a seam in front like that? Begging for piping!
But you know what I’d like? Another pair of Iris shorts with some navy eyelet I have. It has a pretty scalloped edge that would be lovely at the hem. And why didn’t I make it? Because I wanted navy cotton lawn or voile to line the shorts and I didn’t have it. And I wanted those shorts right. Now. (Huh, wonder where souricette 2 gets it from?)
[…] This was my year to start sewing and knitting for me. Just for me. The year I told myself I was worthy of having well fitting clothes that make me happy. Browsing through my archives, looking for pictures and links, there are so many! I never realized how much I made for myself this year. It’s certainly been quite the learning experience! Here are some of my favorites… […]