I am just in the middle of making a By Hand London Anna Dress (a very quick make!), having discovered it by chance, and thought I'd make a very quick post about these red shorts in between, which I made on Friday.
I have made the Iris shorts before so, having (eventually, with much gnashing of teeth) got the fit how I wanted it, I just made a paper copy of my original muslin, and off I went. Gosh, these are quick to make, by which I mean just a couple of hours from start to finish. This time I didn't put the pockets in because I didn't like the way they pulled open.
I like these shorts so much; I think they're pretty smart, so I would wear them anywhere I wouldn't usually consider wearing shorts. They are a great length: they stop just before my thighs get a lot more meaty! Also, they aren't tight, which means they are comfortable. I have eaten toast, watermelon, a home-made strawberry and banana and ground flax milkshake, home-made golden syrup cake, a packet of crisps...you get the picture...and they are still comfy, though a little more expanded in the tummy area! Sorry they look a bit creased, but I'd been sitting down in them for some time before taking the photos.
I am going to make a yellow drill pair next.
Just please don't be upset my my terribly knobbly knees!
Will post my Anna Dress v soon.
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