This is an idea of what I was thinking about and I could utilize my own dyed fabrics. Finding the pattern was really hard. Once upon a time you could buy numerous styles of mens short patterns in every pattern book you looked at. I found maybe three short patterns and none of them came near what I wanted
I trolled the op shops a came up with nought for many days, then yahoo I found 2 mens patterns and one child's short pattern. I really wanted to utilize a pattern to get the sizing right because I hate unpicking.
I left off the back pockets and chopped the legs in half to give a two tone effect. This pattern had also a lot of extra material utilized for facings and I was short on material so they went too.
|blurry photo but you get the idea of matching seams!|
But I did manage to match up all my seams..amazing
And last but not least Matilda and I want to send a big warm welcome to everybody whom has joined. Makes me feel like not such an idiot for talking to myself for the last year. So thank you, thank you.
PS .. so far the reaction to the shorts from my boys has been less that luke warm. Not a very appreciative lot are they.