|Wiksten Tank Top, ACMoore snakeskin print, 100% cotton
Shorts, JoAnns linen-blend
Sandals, Lindsay Phillips
I know I said in my post about pull-on pants that shorts do not suit me…but things change! I have decided that shorts suit me very well and am happily making lots of them. This pattern, Simplicity 1852, is a great find.
The shorts/pants are described as sitting 1″ below the natural waistline – but I am short in the rise. You can see these shorts sit a bit higher on me, as I hoped they would – in fact, they are very comfortably at my waist. It is so nice to have a pattern that fits in the rise. (I have another TNT as well, but it is plain vanilla).
This pattern has a cute piecing and pocket treatment. Each side comprises three pieces, with a styled patch pocket set into the front seam and extending across the side seam onto the back. Here is another view, front and back:
The drawstring is actually faux – it is inserted into two buttonholes set an inch or so apart on the front waistband. Did I bother? Noooo. For myself, I find pants drawstrings distracting, bothersome, and limiting…did I say I don’t like them?
|Wiksten Tank Top, FFC white on white dots, 100% cotton
Shorts, ACMoore leaf print, 100% cotton
Sandals, Jack Rogers
Then there’s the yellow and white print from ACMoore, the one I used to make my first Wiksten tank top…Oh, what cute shorts they made! Dance time!