Added Jun 26, 2011
I love this pattern. It is from Sashara Noriko’s Sweet Feminine Clothes, pattern M. I didn’t have much of this fabric otherwise I would have added pockets to it. I bought this printed quilting cotton without much of a plan in mind and must buy some more because there are so many other things id like to do with it. I had the sudden urge to make these shorts after seeing some in the most recent Jcrew catalogue that I loved and as I am running out of fabric in my stash (major scrap/stash busting going on!) I used this.
I am very proud of the finishing, it is the first fully successful zip fly I have completed ever! the darts and pleats are perfect and my belt loops and hem are super neat. I think working with this quilting cotton for garments make my finishing so much nicer and easier.
I modified this pattern slightly by shortening the hem, using box pleats in the front, changing the application of the waistband moving the belt loops lower and making them doubled over to securely hold both skinny belts and thicker belts.
my only ting about this garment is that if belted too high in the least wonky things start happening with the crotch and because the fabric is light there isn’t a lot of structure to add to the fit and stay of the shorts.
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