Candy Stripe Shorts
Added Nov 3, 2009
London, United K...
This was a big one for me. I drafted the pattern myself and it had a number of new techniques I’d never done before (welted pockets were the most challenging).
I had intended to use Vogue 1059 but when I tried fitting the cut pattern to myself there was no way it was going to fit. So I went back to my copy of The Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, which showed me how to draft a pair of pants from scratch. Once I had a draft copy that fit I copied the styling from the Vogue pattern onto it and voila!
I love the fabric, with its candy coloured pin stripes. It was sold to me as wool but almost melted the first time I tried to iron it!
“Wool” apparently. From plastic sheep.