Pattern Description: 06-2011-111 short shorts with back pockets
http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/062011-short-shorts-with-back-pockets Pattern Sizing: 34-44. Mine are adjusted 44 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes Were the instructions easy to follow?
The usual Burda gibberish. They can be made using standard pant construction, with the exception of inserting a zip alongside a side pocket. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the back pockets, lengthened the legs, and widened the side seams. I put my pants block against the pattern and did not need to adjust the crotch or waistband by much. I never use rear pockets so there was no need for them, but I do love side pockets. I moved the zip to the right, which I do for all side zips. Fabric Used: black cotton with a brightly coloured floral and butterfly print originally slated for an A-line skirt bought on sale on impulse. Conclusion:
After a week of heatwave I was mightily sick of my thighs rubbing in skirts and decided it was time for some shorts. I hate making front flies so the plain styling and side zip were a winner for me. After minor adjustments they are a great fit and are very comfortable to wear, making a basic short block I can work from again and again. I actually expected them to be a firmer fit than they are, and after a day of walking around in the sun, they were still comfortable with no rear ride up and only minimal front waistband roll.
I do recommend these and will be making more, possibly longer in the legs and may play with moving the zip to the rear to avoid the dramas with placing a zip and pocket on the same seam.