Pattern Description: Linen, Cotton Poplin or Twill shorts
Pattern Sizing:128-170cm; I traced and cut a size 152 for Miss K who is a 10 in RTW. I should have made them a bit shorter because K is shorter than the 152 length but she asked for longer shorts.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes except for what I modified.
Were the instructions easy to follow?I followed the instructions Ottobre listed up to and through the leg pockets. I skipped over the zipper part, stitched the crotch and inseams and then did my own thing with the waistband. I found the instructions to be great and had no trouble understanding them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the double needle stitching in these shorts! I really wanted to make K some shorts that were not out of knit.
Fabric Used:The fabric I used from leftovers after I made my Colette Beignet the other day.
0.5 yard of Microfiber Twill Solid Royal Blue 60" wide (100% polyester) - $2.97 for the 1/2 yard
not my first pick but I do love the color. I was happy to use this up. It is very soft but frays easy and snags easy too.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I modified these to have a flat front and elastic back - I eliminated the zip fly completely as well as the belt loops. I added contrasting pink to the pocket pieces and made bias of the pink for the elastic casing in the lower pockets. I loved the elastic pockets on the bottom - it is what drew me to the pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?From tracing, to cutting, to sewing, to finish was 4 hours of my time today. It was a nice stress reliever. I enjoyed sewing it up and I think others would too.