Due to the fact that I am a farmer's daughter, let's talk about the weather!! On Thursday, Melbourne didn't reach 12 degrees. Yesterday and today were sunny and well over 20 degrees. Tropical!! Time to pull out the shorts.
These shorts have been hanging on my sewing room door for well over a week waiting for some warm weather and sunshine. True to their word, these shorts were quick and simple to sew up, taking only a few enjoyable hours. I made a straight size 16 with no fit alterations. I extended the length by 10cm as I wasn't sure about wearing shorts, let alone short shorts. I think they turned out nicely.
I did make the pockets according to the instructions but once finished they drove me nuts. I do not need any more bulk in my lower tummy region (thank you Mr N & Mr H!) and I was always fiddling with the pockets to make them sit flat. I ended up simply overlocking the pockets off but leaving the opening to create a faux pocket detail.
Pattern: Colette Patterns Iris Shorts
Fabric: Echino Polka Dot Fuschia Pink 85% cotton & 15% linen from Kelani Fabrics
Alterations: lengthened shorts by 10cm and used a 5cm hem, no fit adjustments
These shorts will be perfect for outings with my boys on warm summer days. I am planning two more pairs in a dark denim and a natural linen.
Perfect with my new Saltwater Sandals!