Summer is here and I am in need of cute yet confortable clothes! I think that I can live an entire summer out of dresses but sometimes I feel more like wearing pants, shorts or even overalls… but still feel dressed up and cute.
And here comes the Scalloped Hem Shorts pattern by Pattern Runway, perfect for these summer days when you need to look smart but cool at the same time. I love the hem (of course!), the classic look of the slash and welt pockets, the front seam… Very sassy! It could easily go from a day at the beach to a meeting in the city and finish to a party or drinks on the evening.
Of course, in order to wear them all day long, you might want to stay away from linen! What can I say? I had this waxed linen for about a year and I love its leathery look, I think it adds a nice touch to the pattern but it wrinkles like crazy. I was seated for 15 minutes before taking the pictures and the front looks aweful (I saw that only after taking the pictures ;).
The sizing of the pattern is good but I found it a little big. According to the measurements, I cut a size XS (and didn’t make a muslin, silly me) but when I tried it on, it was large both at the hips and at the waist (it’s supposed to sit at the natural waist). I remember reading reviews saying the same. I stitched 1,5 cm seam allowances all over instead of the 1 cm included in the pattern. But I think I’ll just cut the XXS size next time as it’s still a little big (it’s the first time I’ve entered into such a small size haha). I would also make them a little bit shorter, but that’s a personal preference. But these are such easy changes that I can only say the best about this pattern (and it’s really my fault as I could have avoided that by making a muslin).
The instructions are clear (the welt pocket lining could be easier, if you have never made one, take your time and check their online tutorial). I made false welt pockets as I didn’t want to add bulk to the back and I knew I wouldn’t use these pockets anyway.
What about you, do you have a favourite shorts pattern?
Te quedan geniales los pantalones cortitos. Y que bien se te ve las piernas metidas en la piscina, entran ganas de meterse.
Gracias Marta! A mi también se me entraron las ganas de meterme entera en la piscina, jeje.
Estas guapisima con estos pantalones cortos!!!.
El patrón elegido no lo conocia pero me parece fantastico!!!.
Gracias guapa! Este patrón lo vi hecho por unas cuantas blogueras (princialmente americanas) y me encantaban. Tengo también un patrón de Burda que me gusta mucho.
Gorgeous! I love the scallop bottom!
Isn't that scalloped hem so chic? Thanks Marilla.
These are some adorable shorts and the fit is so nice!
Muy bonitos! y te sientan estupendamente!!!
love, love, love those shorts!!! They look so good on you!! The scalp effect is gorgeous, I have seen smaller scallops, but the big ones make a nice curve on the legs. And that fabric is gorgeous too, a bit shiny, perfect for a summer night out.
Preciosos!! el lino encerado le da un toque muy rompedor!! me encanta!
Es genial! Me encanta el estilo, y estas monisima.