Does anyone else have fond memories of Sound of Music? I totes wanted to frolic in hills covered with flowers and have an epic staircase ready for songs but most importantly CURTAIN CLOTHES!
Let’s have a quick glance at the epicness of hill frolicking in curtain clothes:
|Courtesy of Analogue Chic|
But in all seriousness, I am in love with these pants. These bad boys were meant to be a muslin but as I sewed them up and fitted them, at every step they were more awesome than the last. The only concern I have with the finished product is the length. I have a vague recollection reading somewhere Colette Patterns are for lasses of 168cm in height. As a 172cm lady who is of an age where I like a little length in my shortables (yes- I play derby, no- I don’t wear hot pants) I’d like that extra 4cms. In saying that, these are perfect for derby and when I wore them on Tuesday night they not only survived the piercing stare of some of the style mavens I skate with but also held together with repeated falls, hip whips and pack manouvering work.
What I liked about this pattern:
- Nice flat waistband.
- The fit- sheer.majesty.
- Easy to follow instructions.
- The super hidden ninja front pockets. They have polka dots!
- The aforementioned length issue.
- Use an appropriate coloured zip. Note to self: stop getting distracted in fabric stores!
- This is more a heads up for peeps- I sit between a 10 and 12 in Colette size and I rounded up with these bad boys and it was perfect. I mean, check out this back view (side note: that could be quite possibly the sassiest thing I ever write on here. I do believe my ears are all pink)
Love your description of the shorts. It definitely made me laugh. And the print is awesome. They don’t look too short at all!
You know I really love that length on you, and on everyone i’ve seen these on; I think perhaps you may need to give it a chance! 🙂 …. they are definitely NOT hot pants! LOL Don’t want to verge into Bermuda shorts territory now …. the 80’s are long gone for a reason hehehe ^___^
Also, I say “rad” all the time, and I’m sure people make fun of me behind my back but i don’t care LOL.
Your posts are hilarious! I love the print. They don’t look too short, no way! I live on the Gold Coast so I’ve seen a lot shorter!!!
Mads- thank you so much! How great is the print?! I have an a-line skirt I made out of it a few years ago that sadly no longer fits. I may have to hack it up for more supplies…
Merci, Symon! The lat thing I want is a Bermuda shorts thing. I’ve made the fuchsia ones 4cm longer so I’ll pop up a post about those and if you start seeing Golden Girls moments happening- please let me know 😀 (P.S. I think the fact you say rad IS rad!)
Kat- I worked on the Gold Coast for a year and darn tootin’ there was some of the shortest “shorts” I have ever seen there. Jeepers! And thank ye for the lovely compliment 😀
Love them! Also, this post is making me want to drag out my sound of music DVD
Thanks, Rachel! They are some of my favourite easy projects ever! Go get curtainy!