Hey, so, have you picked up this months Love Sewing magazine? Spotted any familiar names in it? That's right! Sarah and I have a sewing project included; the Beach Set- exclusive to the readers of Love Sewing!
I've been planning on drafting a pair of shorts for a while, since the weather turned nice in May. I realised I didn't have any that we're comfortable and also gave decent coverage. I've made pull on shorts before and they tend to be cut quite short in the leg- not great when most of your day is spend crawling on the floor after a baby!
The shorts I needed had to cover the basics of looking relatively smart (not made in jogging fabrics) but also needed a level of comfort. I decided that a half elasticated waist was the right balance. The shorts have a flat front with pleats and elastic at the back. I've also included nice bog pockets!
For the sample seen in the magazine, we used a fun, bright cotton lawn from Lady McElroy, which paired nicely with the viscose used for the cami top also included in the magazine.
When I decided to make my pairs, I knew a pair of denim shorts would be worn a lot! I used the 4oz dark denim we sell to stitch up a casual pair which are perfect for days at the park and go with lots of my tops. I like to wear these turned up, which adds to their casual style.
I also fell in love with this natural striped linen, and sewed myself a pair of shorts from this too. The linen is thick and great quality so no chance of it being see through.
Both pairs of shorts are going to get a lot of wear this summer! They are super comfortable and perfect for lazy days.