Added Jun 7, 2011
Belfast, United ...
No zip sailor style shorts for summer.
I drafted this pattern, loosely based on a really comfortable pair of shorts i bought about a million years ago. I’m about a Burdastyle 38 (UK 10) and these are fairly snug on me, but it shouldn’t be very difficult to change the size, just give yourself more or less ease at the side seams I would say.
The fabric i used is actually cream curtain lining at £1.50 per metre (cheaper than the muslins!) and then i stamped on the fabric with a simple hand-carved lino stamp and red fabric paint. I’ve got fed up paying over the odds for simple patterned fabric, and so i’m trying to embellish my own and save some money!! (to be spent on more craft supplies of course!)
The luscious lips pocket just occurred to me because of the “i love you” stamp that i used on the fabric. It was so easy that i’ve now decided i must try loads of different shapes..maybe theme it in with the fabric stamp or whatever. The idea for the “i love you” stamp on fabric is from Burdastyle 2/2010 Page 37 where a model is shown wearing shorts made with similar fabric…i just made mine a little bit less serious!
cream curtain lining with fabric paint stamp embellishment.
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