This fabric? Love it! I had bought it with a Sewaholic Robson coat in mind, and then I scored a Liberty of London trench coat for super cheap at a clearance sale, so I no longer had a need to make a coat. Shorts now and a Belladone dress later I think. I have 4 or 4.5 metres of the stuff (sigh, I can't actually remember how much I bought) so there is room for a few garments.
|Photo taken after wearing them for a day|
I cut a straight size 20 and didn't make any adjustments. Not even to the length. They are shorter than I've worn in many years, but I don't think scandalously so. And they cover my thighs enough to prevent chub rub, so that's really all I need. Should I have made alterations? Yes. I should have cut a size 16 and then did a full abdomen alteration. That would have made them fit much better. They're wearable though, and I don't wear shorts too often, so it's all good.
I surprised myself by not having any yellow thread at home. It was nothing new that I didn't have the right zipper, but thread was unexpected. I had to make a quick trip to Fabricland to buy all the notions for these shorts! That's a first for me.
|This face says "Spart, seriously, just take the photos. Stop freaking out that I changed into the shorts in public."|
Now that I have my three pairs of shorts, I will be moving onto those dresses. I can sew the Cambie dress without muslining it as I made it before for my MIL and tried it on then (just need to do a FBA), but I do need to sew a muslin for the Butterick dress because I can't even pick a size until I do. Tissue fitting didn't help at all.
I do have a client alteration to do, but I need to buy some satin on Wednesday, so nothing will happen until then.