Added Apr 12, 2011
It’s getting warmer here in the South, and I needed something to lounge in while staying cool. I found this cute star print for $1.99 a yard and I had to have it. I used the Simplicity 3696 pattern, View E; but shortened it a tad. I actually took time to serge-stitch the inside seams and topstitch the side seams, which made it look really nice. It was a breeze to put together.
I recently learned how to make welt pockets (trial and error), and have absolutely fallen in love with them. So, I decided to add one in the back of the shorts (a nice place to put my iPod when I’m busy doing something). I also stitched a faux-drawstring ribbon to the waist and two little decorative buttons to the sides of the legs. I love wearing these around the house, and I loved making them!
3/4 yard of blue star-printed cotton, 1/2 yard of periwinkle satin ribbon, a 4″ × 3″ scrap of blue satin (for welt pocket), four 1/2" blue buttons, 1 yard of 1/2" elastic. Total cost of this project was only $2.00!
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