I was debating about posting these shorts as they are really simple and don't make for exciting blog reading. I'm not usually a shorts wearing girl but my boys are growing up and some days just call for shorts instead of dresses. I'd seen a lot of linen shorts around in the shops and I like the style of loose linen shorts.
Even though they are so simple and plain (and extremely hard to photograph!), I do love these shorts. The colour and style goes with most of my tops and blouses. The loose fit is comfortable and flattering. I find RTW shorts too tight in the thighs and way too short.
I made these up at Sewjourn in December and they were really, really tight when I first put them on. Almost indecent and definitely not comfortable. I'd sized down from my last pair as I knew the linen would bag out. I'm so glad I made this call as they now are a perfect relaxed fit.
Pattern: Colette Iris Shorts, size 14
Fabric: Como Storm Linen from Tessuti Melbourne
Alterations: Lengthened by 4cm, omitted pockets.
There's really not much else to say about these shorts. They're lovely and simple. Perfect for lounging around home on a rainy day.
Happy Australia Day weekend!!