For October I wanted to finish the wrap dress and shine by making some shorts. You can see how they worked out on the blog. Lovely fabric but I stuffed up the grainline in one and the sizing in the other. I eventually worked out how to make them wearable.
Here's the problem:
It took several cups of strong tea to process this mistake. I blogged it, processed the pain, was given some excellent advice and sympathy. I concurred with the most excellent suggestions and thunk up a fix. A fix that included pockets. I do like pockets.
Here's the fix, a spacious panel inserted into the side seam. Much better!
Now I can move in them! The fabric is a really lovely medium weight stretch gaberdine. It was a very large offcut and came from a sewing friend. Sadly this is not the end of my ineptitude. Once I'd hemmed the shorts the pockets became a lot shallower. Plus I'd made the panel a bit to narrow - sensing a theme here? The pocket is large enough for a credit card, a lot smaller than the mobile phone size I'd imagined. More details and photos on the blog.
I will make more of these. They suit me and my life. They will have better pockets and I will check the stretchiness of the fabric - before cutting - and adjust accordingly.
Bring on November!
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