1. Pattern Runway, Scalloped Hem Shorts, 2. Pattern Runway, Scalloped Hem Shorts, 3. Pattern Runway, Scalloped Hem Shorts, 4. Pattern Runway, Scalloped Hem Shorts
This pattern (use SOWNBROOKLYN20 for 20% of all patterns in that store) came together effortlessly…until I reached the waistband. I always have waistband issues primarily because I never used the suggested seam allowance. There were some slapdash fixes applied because I didn’t have enough of this fabric to re-cut the waistband pieces. It’s a stretch wool I’ve failed at everything I’ve tried to make with it previously. These were cut from scraps.
Despite that, the pockets went in smoothly (I skipped the welt pockets, I usually remove them from store bought pants anyway), the scalloped hem was DEAD easy, too. The zipper gave me some trouble, but I didn’t follow the pattern to install it. I used some stretch cotton sateen that was too stained to make anything from for interfacing and a regular zip.
I cut a large because it most closely matched my measurements, but I think I could have easily made the medium. I also always have issues with the backs of pants and skirts gaping, this is something I hope to address with my next pair, because there absolutely will be a next pair, by taking a look at Fit for Real People. I’m thinking of adding belt carriers because though the waist fits, it’s not as tight as I am used too and it feels weird. I think they look good with a belt. And this shirt I made months ago, but never blogged about.
First in the Fall Palette Challenge DONE!