I’ve only gone & made another pair of shorts! After the joy of my last pair I tried view A this time of New Look 6100.
I have to confess that this is a spontaneous make caused by the equally sponateous purchase of some new adorable ‘wear-everywhere-when-not’working’ shoes. They are pink, embroidered & also have rick rack decorating them. Heaven as footwear. Purchased at a street market & made in Thailand I think. And filling a gap in my extensive shoe collection. Funnily enough that is true.
So I needed therefore to bring more solid pink into my summer wear in order to maximise the new shoes & options for wearing them with lots of my brightly coloured summer tops. Enter cerise cotton. It’s reasonably starchy, thicker than a poplin, but not a canvas. i bought it when Evie was having a destash. It could have been all manner of things – jacket, skirt, trousers. but it has become shorts.
I am incredibly pleased with these shorts- New Look 6100. I made this time view A- a straight leg short, with a yoke, front pockets & turnup cuffs. There is also a tie belt & belt loops. This time I cut a size smaller, size 10, & they fit perfectly. I may have to revisit my previous polka dotted pair & alter them, but you know how much I hate revisiting garments once they are ‘finished’.
There was immense satisfaction in making them- the fabric was really well behaved & loved being sewn & pressed (but wearing it creases like Billy-o).
I did not have an invisible zip to match, so used a lapped zipper & I think it looks fine. What else can I say about them? I followed a ‘Workroom Tip’- after making the belt loops I read that using ribbon would be a nice alternative, so I found some lime green ribbon instead. I like it 🙂
The cuffs are cute & add a little bit of interest & weight to how the shorts hang. I have secured them by stitching very close to the top edge, & they will always look neat.
I love wearing shorts, sorry, I do sound like a broken record. I am modelling them above with my most fave t-shirt. I hardly ever wear anything shop bought, but I think this t-shirt is awesome & it was a gift.
Not only is the cut unusual for a ‘tour’ t-shirt, (love the scoop neck & slouchyness of it) but David Lynch’s face, slightly muted across my front is too cool for words. It was a t-shirt that accompanied his exhibition of art in Brisbane – I did not go, of course, but I really am thrilled to get the t-shirt!
Here are the shorts worn with my Mississippi Avenue top. Sweet! Are you squeezing as many shorts wearing days in as possible? It was a grey day when I wore these, but still warm enough, if not quite a typical shorts day….