Iris on the Line

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?)

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Sewing
One comment on “Iris on the Line
  1. […] 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… […]


I love reading your comments! I will try to respond to every single one.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

No Instagram images were found.

2014 Sewing for Children Contest Inspired Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party of fiber arts. | The Inspired Wren Flip This Pattern Father's Fantastic Five
%d bloggers like this: