Summer Sewing, The Long and Short of it: Pattern Emporium Hepburn Shorts9:22 AM
I hate summer, but I LOVE summer clothes. Shorts and tanks just give me joy, so I'm so excited to be working with a very talented group...
I hate summer, but I LOVE summer clothes. Shorts and tanks just give me joy, so I'm so excited to be working with a very talented group of bloggers to present to you our shorts mini series.
I would love to share a bunch of pairs of shorts with you, but fitting pants and shorts is hard work (for me anyway). So instead, I picked the most versatile pattern I had, the Pattern Emporium Hepburn Shorts. The advantage of the Hepburn Shorts is that you've got a pair of shorts in 2 lengths, with or without pockets and either an elastic waist or true curved waist band and side zipper. That means fit once and get at LEAST 8 different views. AND they can be sewn up with quilting weight cottons. Pretty much instant love right there. I opted for the play length with elastic waistband. 1 pair with and the other without pockets.
The tops in both photos are the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank in stretch woven. I'll be sure to blog about those some time soon.
You might recognize this quilting cotton from my daughter's Pensacola Petal Top a few weeks ago. I'm so glad I had a little left because I love this color on me. But this was actually my muslin BEFORE I cut into my chambray.
Round 2 got me this pink pair. Good, but not perfect. Why? This is supposed to be the "Play" length. Well that play length was cutting my leg at the widest part. Not exactly the "play" length I had in mind. Not bad, just not great.
Then I went all out and added the pockets. These pockets bring me joy! They're a 1 piece pocket, which means no scratchy seam running the length of your leg. I love the idea of these. What I don't love is that the pocket is so short. :/ However, the play length shorts don't leave much room for a longer pocket. I may try lengthening it about 1/2" next time.
Colette Sorbetto, but this is the last time I am going to nudge you to head over to Finch Fabrics. These shorts are perfect in chambray and I didnt' even go insane matching up all those dots.Use the coupon code: sewsummer20 to save 20% off your entire order of fabrics (excluding shipping).
Finally, the reason you all are probably here, I've got a copy of the Pattern Emporium Ladies Hepburn Shorts to give away! I am 100% sure you will love these, so click through the rafflecopter below to place your entries. A winner will be drawn on Wednesday May 18!
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