Added Aug 16, 2011
Using Simplicity 2017, a vintage pattern from the 1940’s, I made these little (not really so little, actually) shorts! I made them with my trip to Israel in mind, but they have been useful since I got back to Philadelphia as well, so I might have to break down and make them in every color. I love them. I love how high waisted they are and how vintage but not costume they look.
I made them in Linen, which was excellent for the climate in Israel, if a bitch for traveling (wrinkles galore), but I steamed them in the shower. I was concerned about the color but pale ended up being the way to go, and though they did get dirty, all the dirt is sand colored so….no harm, no foul!
I changed the pattern very slightly. I omitted the pocket because I couldn’t figure out how it worked (a mission for another day) and I went for a zipper instead of the recommended snap fasteners. I’m a rebel, Dottie, a loner.
They are extremely comfortable, though you have to be careful what blouse you wear with them because your stomach is less then camouflaged. Oh, well, can’t have everything.
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