I think they're cute, even if they do sort of remind me of 90's swim trunks. Anywho, when I found these shorts I figured maybe my version might actually qualify as... in style? I went with Simplicity 1879 by Lisette. I'm not really interested in the dress or shirt but the shorts looked cute, comfy and a good length (you don't want too long with a floral or it can look like you're wearing curtains):
So hard to tell from the envelope but they seemed worth a try. So the fabric. I think I have mentioned before that I have been massively blessed with fabric. This amazing vintage radish patterned fabric was given to me by a friend of my mother-in-law. It's a mid-weight cotton that works perfect for these shorts--just thick enough not to show through but still flexible.
Seriously, how rockin' is this fabric? I love vintage botanical. I don't think shorts are what the designers had in mind but it's their loss because they turned out so cute and have inspired a new category of clothing I like to call "Veg-tro Awesome".
In this last picture you can just barely see the side zipper. I don't know why but I have been zipper challenged lately and this week's project was no exception. It required a slightly lapped zipper that for some reason took me forever to figure out. I think the next project requiring a zipper will be preceded by some online tutorials on zipper insertion. I also cut the wrong pattern size out but since I trace all my patterns onto dressmaker's paper first it wasn't as huge a blunder as it could have been and I am so glad I measured it out before I cut the fabric. The yoke has a facing that is supposed to be the same fabric as the rest but I ran out so:
The inside of my shorts is lined with Star Wars.
Week 4: a sleeveless shirt for me.