Wow, last day of an amazing blog tour!
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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
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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