Friday, February 22, 2013

Tie Waist Shorts

Tie Waist Shorts

These shorts were one of the quickest sewing projects I have done in a while.  All in all I think the total sewing time for them would only have been a couple of hours.  Unfortunately, I squeeze my sewing along with knitting & household chores into Imogen's nap times so they actually ended up taking me a couple of weeks to complete.  I am so glad I managed to finish them though even if summer is nearly over.  Hopefully the warm weather sticks around for a little while longer so I can have a chance to wear them a few more times.  Please excuse the wrinkles in these photos! I had been wearing the shorts all day before Corey got home to help me take photos.

Tie Waist Shorts collage

The pattern I used for these is Simplicity 1887 which I spied on a friends instagram feed a few months ago and straight away knew I needed.  I picked the pattern and fabric up before Christmas but didn't let myself start on these until I finished my watermelon outfit.  I am pretty in love with these shorts!  They have a flat front waistband with an elastic back which makes them a cinch to make and fit.  I really like the detail provided by the pleats at the front although they get a bit lost in this patterned fabric.

Tie Waist Shorts

I think I might need to make myself another pair.  Next time I would like to make them in a wintery fabric.  I am thinking possibly a grey tweed pair.  I think they would look great with this top and some black tights.  I'll just add that to my to do list shall I!

11 comments:

  1. These are super cute! Loving the print and fit!!!

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  2. Cuuute! I have this pattern. I was actually going to make them up last summer but used a Burda pattern instead for shorts. But now seeing yours, I'll have to make a pair this summer!

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  3. Super cute shorts! Tweed would be lovely too

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  4. They look like summer! I think tweed shorts will look really great too.

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  5. Good afternoon!
    I regularly read your blog but have never commented before. I love those shorts! I have recently starting sewing with my mum (I'm 24) and you've given me lots of inspiration to craft and cook, and maybe even blog...
    Bella from nsw :)

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  6. These shorts are the bomb! Love em :)

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  7. Love these, and grey tweed would be great.

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