Added Dec 15, 2012
by Omar T
On our last trip to NYC, last July, hooked on the TV show Project Runway, my partner and I went to Mood. Overwhelmed by the racks, bins and piles of fabric, we ended up with this beautiful plaid cotton, with the idea of making shorts for this summer.
I finally got the inspiration and time to make them, and this is what I came up with. The fabric is thick but airy and since no poly is added to it, I do not sweat whatsoever (despite the fact that I’m a hot weather loving kinda guy).
I found some great buttons and used a self drafted pattern.
The pockets are an idea from a book called “Making Trousers for Men & Women” by David Page Coffin.
The waistband was not sewn as a separate piece and Ban roll was used to stiffen it. (thank God for ban roll, it really solved all my waistband issues).
For the accents I used an olive green gabardine, and white poplin for the pocketing.
Cotton pre-folded bias tape was used on all seams
I still have to work on the flat felled seam, so any ideas are welcome.
Hope you like it and comment
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