Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Esther

I wore these 'test' Esther ' shorts when we traveled earlier this year. They did the trick.
I widened the inner thigh seam because I cycle.
Increased the depth of the centre back crotch curve to suit my shape.
Lengthened the centre back seam for sway back by 3cm.
My husband is convinced I need to see physio for my sway back curve. He could be right.

Checked the waist width and adjusted the grainline.

The seams are 1/2" on this pattern and it uses an invisible zipper on the left side seam.

So the first version felt big on me so tapering this in at the centre seams and back darts before I added the waistband was an easy fix. 


The leg length is 2" too long for my height (#petite) so again, that was easy to adjust. 
Then I shortened the body pieces by 1" (#toohighwaist). Another easy adjustment.

Here's version two.
I've added a feature that I like on shorts - a zipper fly. The other feature I would add to a future pair are belt loops. 
The pattern matching was fun. The invisible zip is not so invisible...
Here's the final set using Vogue 8815 peplum top.
So I think I now have a cute shorts set to wear for the Summer BBQ season.

15 comments:

Sam said...

That's a really cute outfit Maria. I'm envious of you coming into BBQ season, it's looking a lot like winter here!

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

What a great set! And the fit is spot on!

Fabric Epiphanies said...

What a lovely set! It looks like a pant suit but far more practical!

beajay said...

That is such a cute set. Looks lovely on you. Love that fabric.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sam. I hope you stay warm with style this winter.

Velosewer said...

The shorts are fairly roomy so they're pretty good for Summer.

Velosewer said...

I just couldn't leave the rest of the fabric alone and had to make a top.

Velosewer said...

The fabric is really cool. Thanks Beajay.

poppykettle said...

Love this playful, summer-y set! As Sophie would say - set-acular. I've had a mild hankering for either a 'play suit' or a matching set like this for a little while now... that hankering just got a lot stronger!

Velosewer said...

I can see you in a cute set too. Especially for Summer.

Kristy Chan said...

Nice work Maria, the whole outfit together looks great especially with those shoes. Funnily enough I have the Esther pattern pinned to some fabric, wondering whether I should do a muslin or not!

KaSchu said...

Such a pretty set for summer. The fabric is lovely and the colours are beautiful on you. Cute shoes, too.

Sofie M said...

Great fabric and a lovely set. Perfect for hot summer barbies.

SewJillian said...

This is super cute! I live the set together and you are definitely BBQ ready :)

Tomasa said...

Really cute short set that looks great on you!

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