Added Jan 11, 2014
I haven’t owned any shorts for years because all pairs in shops are terrible – they’re too long, or too loose, or they let half your bottom hang out, and they always looked awful when I tried them on. But summer is hot, so I decided I should make shorts that I like the cut of, a pair of shorts that were just right. I also couldn’t find any shorts patterns that I liked, so instead I just used a trouser pattern minus most of the legs, doing a bit of trial and error to get the length to look its best. The pattern I used was Burda 7050 which was mostly pretty easy to use, but I’m still not very good at doing a zipper fly.
I used a thick and heavy corduroy in a dark grape colour because I wanted something weighty but that wouldn’t fade like denim. Because the fabric is so thick I lined the pockets with some scraps of pink and purple floral fabric from a previous project. Although the fabric is dark and heavy, the shorts are cool and comfortable to wear.
1 metre thick corduroy
1 7cm zipper
1 metal button
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