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Added Jul 16, 2013

by Daniel Parker

Grand Rapids , M...






I love gold… I love ANYTHING gold. The Spring/Summer runway shows had metallics everywhere. So when I found this gold fabric, not making shorts was out of the question.

I made the pattern from a pair of shorts I already had. Learn how on my blog STUDS AND BUTTONHOLES

Now… if I can get heavy on you.
Because I think this sewing community is creative and amazing… Honestly.
I feel that I don’t really get to interact with everyone as much as I would like too. But I LOVE always seeing the same people post things. It’s such a great asset to have. I can honestly say that without this website I would never have purchased/started sewing in the first place.

That said, I had to go through a bit of discrimination wearing these with my boyfriend this weekend. You can read the story at the bottom of the blog post or the full story here on my Facebook

I sew because it makes me happy and its a form of creative expression. If you do too you’ll understand how hurtful it is to be discriminated against for it.

Peace love and wear whatever the hell you want…. I always do :)

Material Notes

Gold Lame




Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear, Other
Blends, Other

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    Jul 20, 2013, 08.28 PMby Abigail Ball

    I think the whole ensemble works very well together. I don’t have the oomph to pull of metallic fabric but you do it very well.

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    Jul 19, 2013, 12.38 AMby patzel

    I’m practically speechless. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these shorts!
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    Jul 17, 2013, 10.21 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I personally prefer to hear what people think of my projects or outfits whether to be a positive or negative opinion. I HATE Yes Man. However comments should be expressed in a polite way…I hate arrogance and vulgarity. As much as I wouldn’t like to hear shit I would hate to hear sexy from a complete stranger. I wouldn’t use “shit” though, that’s nasty.

    I love your shorts, I have something similar in real leather, I think you did a great job.

    Ps.: All you need is the F*CK YOU ATTITUDE…and find another bar…that one is obviously for the “greys”. Haters gonna hate :P

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    Jul 17, 2013, 09.53 PMby Jodi Wade

    I’m sorry the staff at that place are terrible. Here is Budapest a lot of places won’t let guys in shorts in and they have “face control”. It makes me so mad that they advertise that, like it is a good thing!

    I think your shorts look great.

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    Jul 17, 2013, 02.56 PMby MandieW

    You look great! Glad you popped in here so we can all tell you much we like your shorts :)

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.07 PMby Daniel Parker

      Thank you so much!! I’m glad you like :)

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    Jul 17, 2013, 12.35 PMby Ezzles

    Loving your style! The world would be a much more interesting place if more people had such fun with their look (and life!) instead of worrying about what others think.

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.08 PMby Daniel Parker

      Amen to that!! Can’t we all just be happy and make fun clothes!?!

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    Jul 17, 2013, 08.20 AMby victoriakb

    What’s not to like!! They’re great & fun and you’ve got the legs to wear them at that length. You look fabulous. I love that way that everything else you’re wearing is slick & unfussy. The pattern for the shorts is clever with no unnecessary details and they look really comfortable to wear. I would say another triumph for you.

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      Jul 17, 2013, 04.12 PMby Daniel Parker

      Thank you so much for this! I’m really glad you like them! haha AND I love that you appreciate my outfit. That was the shocking part… I didn’t think it looked weird. Happy sewing!

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    Jul 16, 2013, 11.02 PMby janene

    Hear, hear! I love your shorts. I hate thickie narrow minded people. So who cares what they think. Good on you for raising the bar. The world needs men like you to challenge boring male high street fashion. x

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    Jul 16, 2013, 07.34 PMby frederi

    I like them and I am glad you are not discouraged by narrowminded people! I agree: wear whatever the hell YOU want and do it proudly!

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