Not me, actually.
I prefer shorts that are flattering to my shape. Meaning not sticking to my ass or up it. As I’ve been on a Colette kick lately, I thought I’d give their Iris shorts a shot as my next project.
I was lazy and decided not to make a muslin… instead I chose a very inexpensive grey suiting fabric (cotton with 2% spandex) for about $10 and took a chance.
Main Fabric: Grey suiting (cotton with 2% spandex) from JoAnn
Lining Fabric: Silk print from stash
Like every other Colette pattern I have attempted so far, the directions were clear and the finishing techniques very nice. I found the entire project easy – and quick! I had some concerns about the waist fitting too high, so I did size up to be safe. I usually run between size 8-10 in Colette patterns, but I made my Iris shorts in a size 12 since I knew I wanted the waist to sit just a little lower. Definitely the right choice for me – I was very please with the final fit.
I did encounter a little issue when piecing together the main body of the shorts with the waistband. But after taking in the side seams by about a quarter inch, they matched up perfectly – leading me to believe I was off when I cut my pieces out. Hey – happens to the best of us!
I had a little fun with the pockets, using a great silk print that I’ve had in my stash for over 5 years. (Obtained at a craft swap many moons ago – all hail the Hat City Scissor Squad! Some of my coolest stuff originated at either a craft swap or a holiday gift swap. Word.)
Overall, super stoked with the finished product and I have two more pairs in the works. 🙂 Living in Austin, you can never have too many pairs of shorts… and until now, I only had 2 pairs to my name. For shame!
O hai. Still here? Want more? Well, here are some jumpity outtakes from my photoshoot with SteveKam. Jumpity!