Sunday, 9 March 2014

Ravens. Send the Ravens

The next season of Game of Thrones is fast approaching. I have GOT on the brain and made these Raven shorts by Sinbad and Sailor patterns
I know. That's not me in the picture above.  
They're so simple to make. No zipper and no elastic required. 
Marking the snap position.
Snaps/poppers are all you need. You could add buttons if you like. Adding snaps is fun. I use the long prong snaps from Snap Source and a hammer. 
The thigh width is perfect for cyclist thighs. The peek a boo pocket is cute.

So I did my usual pants adjustments:

  • Sway back adjustment
  • deepen thigh width
  • lower centre back curve
  • Remove 4 cm from the top of the centre back curve to the base of the curve. 
I couldn't not make the top out of the peek a boo pocket mesh.
This is how I roll...


The top is New Look 6940. More about this simple top next.

17 comments:

Barbara Johnson said...

Thanks for the tip about that pattern - I have never heard of it but am looking for shorts without a fly zip. Yours are terrific. The whole outfit is great fun.

wendy said...

These are lovely! I really like the great green color :)

Alex said...

You completely rock the green shorts. Love them!!

Velosewer said...

Thanks for that. I really need to get back on that bike :)

Velosewer said...

I'm going to leave the leg length as is. But I'm so tempted to shorted these.

Velosewer said...

Hi Barbara.
These are really fun to wear. And there's no fear of the snaps popping either:)

Velosewer said...

Thanks Wendy.

beajay said...

Love these shorts and the top too. You looked great in them on Saturday. Very fresh and summery. Love the pocket insides too.

BellaIndustriesInc said...

What a cute outfit. I avoid shorts--I don't like others to live in fear. But you look great! Thanks for sharing.

Luci said...

Summer is over but who cares, it's all about the outfit! Love this little outfit on you.

Velosewer said...

Hi Luci. It's fun to wear. You'd love these shorts.

Velosewer said...

Thanks. I'm happy to startle a few people at times.

Joy said...

I love the color, such a cheery green, and how fun that the pockets match your top. Do you feel quite secure in shorts fastened with snaps?

Velosewer said...

Thanks Beajay. I think the colour keeps this looking summery.

Velosewer said...

Joy. I wasn't so sure about the fastenings when I saw the pattern but I wore these all day; was rough on the fastenings; and no mishaps:)
I think these could be adapted with snaps down the side seam for a bit of drama. Like I've seen at basketball matches.

Sinbad & Sailor said...

That green is such a wonderful colour on you and the fact that you created a matching top to go with those shorts - you're a woman after my own heart!

Velosewer said...

You've designed a great pair of shorts that work and are easy to wear. Thanks so much Hannah.

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