Winter Wear Designs

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Wow, last day of an amazing blog tour!
I know I feel super inspired by all these ladies, how about you?

Shorts weather has come to stay here. So, of course, I had to make me some Endless Summer Shorts. I’d been dying to make one since the release and WOW! Guys, this pattern is seriously fantastic!

I never had to make so little adjustments for a pair of shorts to fit me so well!
After I tried the first one on I immediately cut fabric for the second pair. This is definitely a must-have staple for the summer!

Endless Summer Shorts is drafted for woven fabrics and features:

  • Shorts with 2.5-inch inseam;
  • Front Pockets;
  • Elastic waist;
  • Optional pocket detail;
  • Optional Lace/trim hem;
  • Optional Cuffed Hem (adds 1 inch to the finished length);
  • Optional Drawstring detail;
  • Optional lining.

For my first pair, I chose this floral woven and I’m obssessed with how it turned out!

Pattern options I used were: pocket, pocket detail and cuffed hem.

I mentioned before that I had to make very little adjustment to the pattern to have a good fit, and I’m so happy and impressed with it! The few adjustments I had to make were:

  • Because these shorts are low rise, I didn’t need to grade it at the waist. I just cut it accordingly to my hip size and used the elastic length for my high hip measurement. That saved me sooooo much hassle!
  • I added 2″ inseam (there’s a shorten/lengthen line on the pattern) because I’m taller than what the pattern is drafted for;
  • I scooped the front crotch curve a bit (about 3/8″),  a standard adjustment for me.

That’s it, that all had needed! 😀

For the next pair I made, I used a dark denim.
I kept it a bit more clean and simple because I wanted a basic pair to be freer to mix and match to my heart’s desire! 😉

a simpler version, with pockets and  regular folded over hem

Same pattern adjustments as above. These are a bit shorter because the cuffed hem adds an inch to the length of the shorts.

It’s hard to say which one I like best. The floral is so pretty, but I love the versatility of the denim one!
Comfy, elastic waist denim shorts that doesn’t make my bum look big(ger). Am I dreaming?

Endless Summer Shorts are perfect to pair up with all the WWD tops and shirts I have in my closet. Fantastic!

Omega/Classic shell mash                                La Croix tank                                     Tidewater Tee

Two of these tops already made an appearance here on the blog: Omega+Classic Shell mash and La Croix Top.

The Tidewater Tee I made before I had the blog, so here’s a couple of more shots of it 😉

I made it a while ago, but it’s still a big favorite!!
(ignore the markings on my back… it’s one of the “perks” of dermographism :/)



That was it for me this time around!
So… what’s your favorite summer sew?


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Pull up a lounge chair and a cold drink, and don’t miss a single stop on the Poolside Blog Tour:

Jackie Burney for Winter Wear Designs
Meriel of Elli and Nels
Diane of Sewing With D
Livia of Liviality
Patricia of Sew Far North
Oh, and there’s a GRAND PRIZE!!
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  1. Oh, these are so pretty!! Great job. 🙂

    1. admin says:

      <3 <3 <3

  2. Wow, those shorts do look really nice on you and a perfect fit! The tops are cute too.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you so much, Diane!!

  3. Your talent is AMAZING!!! I LOVE ALL OF YOUR OUTFITS!!!!

    1. admin says:

      Right back at you, girl!!! <3

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