Thursday, June 2, 2016

Simplicity 1370 White Cotton Eyelet Shorts

I love white shorts!  I have several store-bought pairs, but I never seem to have enough.  Plus, you know, they are white, so they develop stains pretty quickly.  This is Simplicity 1370, view B.  The fabric is this cotton eyelet from JoAnn's, layered over a stretch cotton bottom-weight, also from JoAnn, but I have no idea which one.


This pattern is unique for shorts in that it has a back zip.  I loved how quickly they came together with no fly front to worry about.  They fit very well, too!  I would lower the waist band by about an inch next time.  That's just personal preference, though.  They do not come up super high - just below my belly button.

I debated whether to use an invisible zip or a regular one.  I decided on a regular one for a bit more strength, but I would go with an invisible one next time.  The regular zip is definitely visible if I tuck in a top (so I won't with these).  They are not tight, so I am not worried about the zipper breaking after all.

The only fitting adjustment I needed to make was to scoop out the front crotch about 1/4 inch to pull in some bagginess.  Other than that, these are straight out of the envelope.  Love that!

Overall, I am happy with how streamlined these look under an un-tucked top, and I have some ideas to improve them for future versions.

10 comments:

  1. Nice shorts and a great tan too!

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    1. Thanks! A bit of a tan is unavoidable in Florida, but I think much of that in the photos is just weird indoor lighting! Hahaha

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  2. Great fit and lovely fabric! It's not really the perfect weather for shorts here, but we're slowly getting there, too.

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    1. You'll get there! And by the time you get there I'll be so sick of the heat (but grateful for our air conditioner).

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  3. You sold me on this pattern! Well done!

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    1. Good luck! It is a super simple patter for shorts.

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