Monday, April 14, 2014

The Softest Spring Shorts

And they are complete.... It's been awhile since I posted my interest in creating these lovely shorts and I'm glad that today, I've finally completed them. So what was the hold up? 
Life.... and trying to find the perfect lace trim. 

First off, let me start by saying that these have to be the most comfortable and adorable shorts I've ever made! Created with rayon challis fabrics and contrasting lace, they truly are one of kind. I just love the mix of polka dots and flowers too. If your interested in created a lovely pair for yourself, keep in mind I used Simplicity pattern 1501. It was really easy to follow and you get plenty of choices.

Speaking of choices.... A recent trip to our local fabric shop had me walking out with trims, trimmings, and more trims. I couldn't make up my mind. I'm still not too sure what to do with the hot pink lace....yet .... but the crocheted pieces will add the perfect detail to some future summer tops. 
And as if that wasn't enough... meeting a local seamstress who creates custom retro dresses was worth the extra spending all in itself. She gave me some great tips when buying vintage patterns. For example, who would've thought that waist measurements are more important than bust ones. Why? Because if you alter the waist, you're more likely to alter the way it falls on the body. Whereas the chest could be taken in or out during your rough sketch and your only focusing on one section of the pattern versus two or three.
Pretty interesting..huh?

On another note... if you haven't subscribed to Burdastyle magazine & you love sewing, you need to. I received my first issue a month ago and have to say, it's packed with patterns. With one catalog, I think I'm already set for the year!

Till next time:)

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