|Colette Patterns: 1022 (Iris) - Type:Pants|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This is a side-zip shorts pattern with front pockets and buttons. |
Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I used a 12 with extra room at waist.
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 instructions are superb.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've made a number of Iris shorts this summer, both for my daughter and myself. (I wouldn't normally review this again, but am entering this garment in the fashion stash contest). They fit me perfectly and are fairly easy to make. I love the front pockets. This is my first version with a 4-inch inseam--my others were made longer. I have made the shorts in a variety of fabrics, wool, cotton, linen--this is the heaviest and it still works.
The legs do flare out a bit at the bottoms and this is more apparent in the shorter version (also can be seen in the pattern pic.) I'm fine with that, but my daughter requested some slimming at the legs, so you may want to check if you want this before you hem.
Fabric Used: A fairly heavy denim, non-stretch. I bought this years ago to make a dog bed, but never got around to it. (The dog has since passed, RIP).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The denim is too heavy and thick for an invisible zipper--I used a plain zipper instead. I top-stitched the waistband and hems using a cotton off-white topstitching thread. I lengthened the pockets a bit and widened them so that they could be anchored to the center front seam. Like my other versions, except the very first, I sewed the buttonholes before sewing the pockets together for great accessibility.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I have enough of these but highly recommend to others.
Conclusion: Short with front pockets. Easy to make.
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