Tomorrow is day 4 of MMM2014 and I'm going to wear my new shorts! Me made Michael Kors aran sweater, me made shorts. Snidel tote bag and furry pom pom on a suede string are borrowed from my daughter. Let's hope it won't be too warm for me to wear my sweater which is very "holey" and knit from a silk cotton blend yarn.
I have been hoarding this embroidered swiss cotton for a year. What do you call this colour? Tan or taupe? I wanted to sew something really special with it. I bought enough to sew a dress, but I don't wear dresses much. Then I thought maybe a tunic, but that's being too predictable, no?
Then I saw these shorts in a magazine and I thought that I would really like a pair of shorts in this embroidered cotton.
Gathering up my nerves to cut the fabric took a few days but once I cut it, the sewing went fast. I used my tried and tested elastic waist shorts pattern, which was whipped out in a jiffy because I left out the pockets and there was no need to hem the shorts. I managed to eke out this pair of shorts with half of my fabric, so I have enough left for a skirt or a tank top. This pretty fabric had embroidery on both selvegdes. Can't wait to wear my new shorts tomorrow. Have a good night everyone!
Edited to add: mirror selfie of the outfit. I love these shorts. Can a woman have too many shorts? I feel like sewing a dozen more. I want a pair in floral cotton, or make that a few pairs, one in a tiny floral, another in a mid size floral, a black gingham one, a few more in various shades of pastel cotton pique, twill or linen. Of course I do not have any such fabric in my stash, but that's a good reason to go hunting for them right?