This is another winner pattern from Closet Core Patterns! And I’ve only just scratched the surface by making the shorts.
The first version was a trial using an unloved fabric from the stash. Bright happy colours but not on my good list for showing some dye run during prewashing.
You know how this turns out don’t you? Much loved garment… worn multiple time since being finished….
The #KATM label on the pocket says it’s all. You really can’t buy this.
I confused myself when putting in the side lapped zip on the first version, so it goes the wrong way.
And that means the button tab on the waist band also goes the wrong way
This has not stopped Felicity from wearing the shorts. A lot.
For the next pair I moved the zip to the centre front and constructed it as a proper fly.
Why a green zip? It was in the stash. And it’s a lovely green. Also it’s vintage – from my mum’s notions stash)
Like all Closet Core Patterns, the instructions were excellent. Very happy with how the fly turned out.
This version has pockets on the back but not the front. Design choice by the client. Lack of pattern matching due to fabric constraints! We did spend some time selecting which dogs to feature though, from the limited choices.
The pockets on these shorts also have a #KATM label but you can barely see the pockets let alone the label. So here’s a photo I prepared earlier.
Loud patterns are really another form of camouflage
Both shorts are made from cotton drill from Spotlight.
Love this pattern! Did I say that already?