This is almost the last of the summer garment sewing I’ve done. It filled a nice gap in my summer outfits and I’m very happy with how they look and feel! These are my second pair of Spring Shorts (pattern is free by Pattern Runway for Peppermint Magazine).
I made one small modification to suit my own personal preference and also make them slightly different than the first pair I had made from linen. The paper bag waist style of the first pair was/is fun, but for these I adjusted the waistband piece to accommodate only one piece of the 1″-wide elastic without doing the paper bag style. It worked out pretty well I think, and I’m glad to have it be slightly different from the first. It’s also a little bit nicer to have less bulk at the waistband for when I wear shirts that are longer.
It was fun to pair the shorts with my Shirt No. 1 (pattern by 100 Acts of Sewing) that I made a few years ago. You can read the full post on that here. I love being able to pair two handmade things together for a fun summer outfit! I’m usually a jean short wearer in the super hot part of summer, but these chambray shorts felt so great on the hot humid days.
I bought the khaki colored twill tape at my local Joanns and the wooden beads were in my stash of craft supplies (probably got them at Michaels many years ago). I love that little extra bit of detail to an otherwise simple silhouette.
What did you make and wear this summer? Or for my Southern Hemisphere friends, do you have plans for making these shorts this summer?
Pattern: Spring Shorts by Pattern Runway for Peppermint Magazine
Fabric: Chambray Union Light in Indigo from Robert Kaufman from my stash, it’s a few years old but I believe you can still purchase it (here’s a quick google search)