With the sound of music….ah, ah, ah, ah.So I made some shorts for me…out of some upholstery fabric that was in my stash. And Josh says, those remind me of The Sound of Music. Oh well…I like them! I was inspired by Carolyn over at Fake It While You Make It. She had some upholstery fabric that she turned into some shorts and I thought they turned out super cute (especially where she chose to place the birds). So I looked through my stash with totally different eyes, seeing my upholstery weight fabric in a different light. I’m sure I bought this fabric with a specific project in mind, maybe it was a pillow, but it never happened, and so now I have a new pair of shorts. The pattern is the same as last time, Butterick 4831, with a few modifications. I added some pockets and changed the waistband from a straight cut to a curved waistband. When I make these next time, I will add a little more width in the hips so the fabric doesn’t pull at all and lengthen the back a bit so that these sit a little bit higher above my tooshie. Other than those little tweaks, I think I have a favorite shorts pattern. And I have no fear of a zip fly…woo hoo!!!
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