Friday, February 22, 2013
Tie Waist Shorts
These shorts were one of the quickest sewing projects I have done in a while. All in all I think the total sewing time for them would only have been a couple of hours. Unfortunately, I squeeze my sewing along with knitting & household chores into Imogen's nap times so they actually ended up taking me a couple of weeks to complete. I am so glad I managed to finish them though even if summer is nearly over. Hopefully the warm weather sticks around for a little while longer so I can have a chance to wear them a few more times. Please excuse the wrinkles in these photos! I had been wearing the shorts all day before Corey got home to help me take photos.
The pattern I used for these is Simplicity 1887 which I spied on a friends instagram feed a few months ago and straight away knew I needed. I picked the pattern and fabric up before Christmas but didn't let myself start on these until I finished my watermelon outfit. I am pretty in love with these shorts! They have a flat front waistband with an elastic back which makes them a cinch to make and fit. I really like the detail provided by the pleats at the front although they get a bit lost in this patterned fabric.
I think I might need to make myself another pair. Next time I would like to make them in a wintery fabric. I am thinking possibly a grey tweed pair. I think they would look great with this top and some black tights. I'll just add that to my to do list shall I!