Last month I bought my first ever burda style magazine and bravely set about tracing these shorts
It hasn’t taken me almost a month to trace and sew the, it’s taken that long to update my blog!
The tracing wasn’t too bad and I’m getting the hang of adding seam allowances. I have one of these which really helps.
The shorts came together in no time and I love the contrasting spotty fabric. My only disappointment was that the fabric didn’t have enough body to hold the shape and they were a bit flappy when I was playing golf. They also seemed to get bunched up between my legs as I walked, but my playing partners said they still looked ok from the back and no one could tell.
I think they’d look good in light weight denim or a stretch cotton sateen.
I cheated a little with the waist band as I wanted to finish them quickly so I could wear them for golf. I inserted the zip but instead of adding a proper waist band I added elastic:
This had made them comfier too what I’m bending and swinging.
Here’s some more pix, selfies I’m afraid…..
Apologies for the photos! I really do need to find my tripod and use the self timer on my proper camera instead of being lazy with the iPhone.
Well, going googly-eyed looking at burda patterns whilst tracing hasn’t put me off so this may be the first of many burda style garments! And if I choose my patterns wisely, and use them more the once, the time and effort should be worth it. I’m already planning on my a denim pair of these shorts before the summers out.