Sorry about the title but it sounds slightly more interesting than ‘New Look Pattern 6873’ .
I had no intention of making a pair of shorts, having a chiffon skirt and a dress to put the finishing touches to but when Mlle. Tialys the elder came home from university for a week she decided to make herself a pair from a pattern I already had and I quite liked the look of them so I made some too.
A spotty pair.
(why am I standing like a flamingo, what is that lump on my knee and how long have those cracks on my bedroom door been there?)
I have used this pattern before to make skirts but it does also have these shorts and some trousers which are, effectively, a longer version of the shorts so a good value pattern really. The shorts were a bit fiddlier than I was expecting, with lots of pattern pieces, but at least I have now done a fly closure. My life is complete. I think these are a good shape – a bit more interesting than most shorts. I left the belt carriers off as well as tabs at the side seams to hold the cuffs up so they could be even more interesting if you wished.
I think they have a slightly vintage look to them although I can’t decide which decade.
I even ventured, blinking, into the light outside.
I was Billy No Mates today and had to use a remote control (see right hand) to set off the camera which was slightly off centre on the tripod hence my vaguely tilted appearance.
I have yet to make a pair of trousers but I’m wondering – as these fit me so well and I have the fly closure off pat – whether to make a pair using this pattern. Or would they be a bit too Great Gatsbyish? Or 1950s fatherish? See, I still can’t pin down that decade. What do you think?