When my husband asked over the telephone what I was making next, I burst into the 50s song “Short Shorts“. It’s true, I was making short shorts!
I received a 6 month subscription to Burda Style magazine as a joint birthday and Christmas present so I had rummage through the last couple of issues to inspire some summer holiday makes. The pattern is number 124 from issue 06/2014.
The fabric leftover from this dress and is a stretch woven cotton so perfect for this type of fitted make which has a side zip. I graded from a 34 waist to a 36 hip, scooped a tiny bit out of the back curve (a miniscule wedgie adjustment) and omitted the silly crotch flaps. Underneath those flappy things is actually a smart, clean-lined pair of shorts prime for a bold print.
If it wasn’t for my dedication to Stash Diet 2014 I’d be making a few more pairs in other bold prints. I’ve been virtual window shopping and coveting these beauties…
Left to Right: Murad Stretch Cotton – Fabric Godmother, Retro Printed Red Cotton – Stone Fabrics, Waterfront Park Domino Dot – The Village Haberdashery, African Wax Print Super Julius Hollandais – ebay seller vitenge