These shorts included some new-to-me techniques such as welt style back pockets, using jersey knit (or up cycling an old tshirt) for bias trim, and just the all around construction of the shorts (they were built very non-traditionally). I felt as if I were learning the whole time I was sewing, but yet they weren’t too challenging. So, for me on a husbandless Tuesday night with a glass of pinot and The Mindy Project playing in the back ground, it was the perfect combo!
I sewed them with a lightweight quilting cotton from my Gleeful line of fabrics and used a piece of white jersey fabric I had lying around the house for the bias trim. (Woulda used a tee, but we had a garage sale the weekend before and purged it ALL!) Love how they turned out and I love that they’re casual, but CAN be worn out with ease on a warm summer day.
Next time, I will shorten the inseam. Which is a process in itself, since the hem is curved on the sides (you can see what I mean on the photos). Normally I make things long and then hem to the desired length, but with these shorts you can’t really do that and must decide in advance the length you want. Other than that, I am super happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to make more! They use up hardly any fabric (compared to other garment projects!), so they’re a great scrap buster for all those odd-shaped garment scraps you’ve got lying around.
SO, as I mentioned above, the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 includes The Prefontaine Shorts as the BONUS PATTERN and several other amazing patterns. Don’t wait, though, it will only be available through June 13th!
PPP allows you to name your price for the bundle of patterns. The proceeds go to Donor’s Choose, an organization that helps with education needs. Pledge over $28 and you’ll unlock the BONUS PATTERN that are these amazing shorts for women.
You can check out my post on THE BOMBSHELL here.
Friday, May 30