Added Jul 30, 2010
Brooklyn, New Yo...
I love finally having a pair of linen shorts!
I made them in a size 44, but lengthened the rise by 1 inch. Afterthought: I should have prewashed my linen (but didn’t because I was anxious to possess the finished object) and over the course of the very hot and sticky day that I wore them (pictured at the Siren Festival) they grew and ended up being a very loose hip-hugging pair indeed. I think next time I will take the time to prewash and might as well cut size 42 with generous side seam allowances.
Mods: I opted out of the back pocket flaps and instead did 2 matching back patch pockets. I also left off the extraneous belt.
The front welt pocket and the white shell buttons are my favorite parts. The buttons were kinda expensive though! I used 12 and the cost about $11 total. I think they really make the shorts and are totally worth it. The black stripe linen I found at my favorite LFS in the NYC garment district and it was about $6/yard so I think I used 2 yards…. that is a $22 pair of linen shorts that fit me specifically! I’m thrilled and can’t wait to make more bifurcated garments.
Linen – Chic Fabrics on 39th St; 12 buttons from M&J
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