Shorts!

In the summertime, I wear shorts every day. Therefore, I knew I would need a few pairs if I was going to try to make my whole wardrobe. So far I’ve made two pairs, using this tutorial from Melly Sews.

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This was my second pair of shorts. On my first pair, I used ribbon in place of the lace, but I really love how the lace looks! I thought that shorts would be a good way to learn to sew a pants waistband and fly zipper before I attempt jeans, but these actually have an elastic waitband. It isn’t noticeable when I wear the shorts, though, because pretty much all my t-shirts are slightly big on me and come down over the casing of the shorts. Also, in the tutorial Melly uses a knit fabric, but she says in the tutorial that wovens work too so I used denim. Here’s my first pair:

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I’ve worn these pairs of shorts almost every day this summer and I’m still planning to make two more pairs. They’ve become an essential  part of my wardrobe and a big step toward making all of my own clothes!

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