Saturday, November 3, 2012

MADE: Red Sweet Scallop Shorts

I first saw these made by Dixie DIY at my local sewing meetup, and I just fell in L-o-V-E with them.  It was right in the middle of the Texas summer and I NEEDED some shorts.  What's not to love about them... they're shorts (not too short or too long) with pockets and a scalloped front hem and are fairly easy to make!

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Pattern:  PatternRunway Sweet Scallop Shorts
Size:  large
Fabric:  Sew Classic Bottomweight Stretch Poplin in Red from Joann
Cost:  approx. $13.50 = $9.50 (pattern) + ~$4.00 (fabric & interfacing)
<3:  again... love the DeSiGN! I also love the lining fabric, which was from my scrap box, I used for the pockets.
Notes:
  • The instructions for the welt pockets are super confusing. I had a very difficult time following them and just kept re-reading and re-doing it and it eventually worked.  Other than that, the rest of the shorts went together very easily.
  • The waistband is a little too big. I realized that I need to take it in at least an inch.  I'm wondering if this is due to my fabric having some stretch... but it is interfaced?
  • I also realized that in general I don't like side zip shorts (or pants, but more on this in a different post), but these will still get a lot of wear.
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Overall:  Easy, cute pattern that I might have to make again in the future to wear for the fall/winter especially after seeing paunnet's version.  I would recommend it to others... just need to find a different welt pocket tutorial.  Maybe this one?

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    1. Thanks, Adelaide! They're super comfy, too.

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  2. These look so cute on you! And fortunately, depending on your perspective, you live somewhere that you can still wear them quite comfortably in November. :-/ (WHEN are we going to get cold weather??) I haven't made welt pockets yet, but that is definitely something I'm itching to try... They look so awesome!

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    1. That is very true. :) I can't wait for cooler weather, too.

      Welt pockets are definitely a learning experience and I need to practice them more.

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  3. Cute shorts!
    Welcome back to blogging!
    Thanks for your comments on my cords!

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  4. These look great on you, I love the red! I've got them cut out at the moment, can't wait to be finished and get to wear them :o)

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    1. Thanks, EmilyKate! I absolutely love them and wear them quite often. I can't wait to see your completed version. :)

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