Right before we went on vacation I realized that I just have nothing to wear! Ha! That obviously is a lie! However, I felt that my wardrobe missed shorts! And I only used the expensive Chataigne pattern from Deer&Doe once. Great reasons, amiright?! And I had another one! I had some leftovers from a skirt I sewed a while ago (I don’t even have this skirt anymore) that had stripes and I had just enough to make another Chataigne Shorts out of it! Yay! I wanted stripes because I loved their effect on my Chataigne Skirt (that reminds me that I don’t have a clue where that skirt is hiding in my closet..)Again I sewed size 38. Not because it fits me great, it is a little too tight, but because I didn’t feel it in my to copy the pattern another time in a bigger size, so there’s that.
I lengthened the legs as far as my small amount of fabric allowed me. I didn’t cut the waist band on fold fabric but aligned the lower edge of the band with the direction of the stripes, so that the stripes meet a the centre. Because of that I had to add seam allowance at the centre of the waist band piece.
Sewing the shorts was easy! The instructions are good and the back pockets are fake ;)
I wore the shorts a lot during my vacation. I also wore them when we travelled back and the zipper kinda broke when we made a toilet brake. First it wouldn’t go up, then it wouldn’t go down. I swore to myself to only buy zippers of high quality from now on, but when I fixed the issues after we got home I forgot my promise ;)
The waist band and pocket lining is made from the leftovers of a blouse I made. I didn’t have any matching fabric here so I took the one that was the least matching in my stash, ha! I hand attached the waistband to the pants. Normally I am a huge fan of stitching in the ditch, I don’t know what got me to do that by hand!
Marvin took the pictures in Italy. I’m giving you the crazy eyes because the sun was so bright and I only opened them for a short instance when Marvin shouted to open them1 :D Yaaaa we’re a great and professional team :D
I am glad I already had the pictures, because I really cannot leave the apartment to take pictures today, because of that serious heat wave, that hit us here in Europe. It started on Wednesday, when I started working in my new job and travelling by train every day didn’t work out that great. But apart from that I had a great start, thank you for you kind wishes on that matter!
Have a nice day y’all!