If you recall, I made a Modified Version of View A earlier this month. I wore them yesterday and I got a ton of compliments on them. They are a little shorter than I like to wear all the time, but I really liked the bones of this pattern, so I decided to make the Bermuda Shorts version, view B.
Pattern Description: MISSES’ SHORTS: Semi-fitted shorts have waistband, pocket variations, and mock fly zipper. A: lined. B: stitched hems. I made View B, which has hip pockets and is Bermuda length.
Sizing: 6-22. I made a 12.
Fabric Used: Take a Paige From This Book Stretch Denim from Gorgeous Fabrics for the shorts, Androsia stretch cotton from my stash for the pockets and waistband facings.
Needle/Notions Used: Universal 70/10 needle, 7 inch zipper, hook/eye closure, thread.
Did it look like the photo or drawing when you got through? Yes
How were the instructions? Good. I’ve made this before so I didn’t need the instructions, but they were fine.
Construction Notes: I didn’t change anything in the sizing or style. I did decide to try an experiment. I pulled a pair of jeans apart recently and discovered that the waistbands were uninterfaced. These were not inexpensive jeans, either. They were Lucky Brand. So I decided to try going without interfacing on these to see how they hold up. I’ll let you know.
Likes/Dislikes: Comfortable, easy to make and wear. They go together quickly and fit pretty well. No dislikes.
Would you do it again? Would you recommend it? I would, as you can tell. Here are some pictures on Shelley. I’m wearing them right now, but I’m in ratty weekend mode (no makeup) so no pictures on me for the time being!
Conclusion: This is a great pattern that has become my go-to for shorts.