Hot pink shorts! New Look 6100

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.

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.

New Look 6100

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’.

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There was immense satisfaction in making them- the fabric was really well behaved & loved being sewn & pressed (but wearing it creases like Billy-o).

New Look 6100

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 🙂

New look 6100

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.

New look 6100

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.

New look 6100

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!

New look 6100

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….

25 thoughts on “Hot pink shorts! New Look 6100

    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Thank you Kerry, yes the fabric is stiffer but probably just as cool to wear. I think this style (A) was definitley the best way to use this fabric, the other style has a bit more to it….

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  1. Summerflies

    I love your shorts and particularly the colour. I recognised the t-shirt straight away and was at the very exhibition it was purchased at! I thought you were going to say you came to Brisbane and it left me wondering how I missed it. For the record you are welcome anytime.

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Hahahaha! Summerflies that is so very lovely of you! Thank you. I would love to come to Brisbane – actually out of the very few places I have so far travelled to, Brisbane is on my list & I thought it was awesome. Most of the time I was travelling up the Gold Coast, but when in Brisbane I think there was an exhibition from the Musee d’Orsay which i remember really enjoying … David Lynch though would have been incredible! I have seen the exhibition’s hardback book published alongside it.

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  2. Rachel

    I love those! I just made myself some new shorts, too. Boring and black, not awesome and hot pink like yours! I like the cuff and tie detail on that pattern. I used an independent designer because I have a hard time getting a major-label pattern to fit correctly. These look really good though, and of all the major labels NewLook seems to fit best… so maybe I’ll give this one a try!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      I think it’s useful knowing how you fit with the different pattern companies in terms of fit – it makes buying decisions that much easier as they do often use different sizing & shaping blocks. Black is not boring, but very practical! But you are allowed pink now 😉

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  3. Nicky B

    Love them & u look great in them. Might have to look at that pattern..need shorts just booked January sun holiday?

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  4. Lynda

    I’m de-lurking to say how much I admire your sewing, humour and enthusiasm. These shorts are amazing! I hope the skies become blue again so you get mire opportunities to wear them with the gorgeous pink shoes. I must also add that your photos’ are such a draw, energetic and so happy! Xx

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Lynda thank you for de lurking and saying hello!!! So lovely to hear your feedback, thank you, I try to be me, and it’s not always going to appeal to everyone, so thank you!!!
      Yes, more blue skies please!! Shorts ahoy!!

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  5. Pam

    Another ‘delurker’ here! To thank you for all of the above and for the link to the sewing supplies shop. Great service and so fast. BTW you look fabulous in your shorts and your new silk top.

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  6. Barb

    I hate to say it but I think you’re starting to repeat your sews…I have a picture of you circa 1983 wearing the exact same shorts!! And, very annoyingly, you look almost the same! xx

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