Friday, June 19, 2015

Burdastyle 06/2014 #118 Shorts

It's been awhile since I've done any sewing (and hence, any blogging). My family was visiting and sleeping in my sewing room (it is a guest room, after all). But, now it is time to get back at it!

I desperately needed new shorts. Not just any shorts, ones that were super comfortable and would work with my changing body. I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and, although I'm not showing yet, things are starting to get tight!

So, I decided to make myself a pair of Burdastyle 06/2014 shorts with an elastic waist (comfy!).


Materials

Pattern



I chose this version as it has the longer leg. I omitted the belt and side pockets (it had hip pockets, so I kept it simple). 

I made a size 42, which is my size according to my measurement. I usually go one size down with Burda bottoms, but I need the extra room.


This was a quick, fun sew. The shorts almost look like culottes. It would be easy to make them culottes by adding a big more leg ease.


The only alterations I did were to the crotch curve. I scooped a bit out of the bottom back and bottom front, which are my typical alterations.

I think I probably won't wear them with a tucked in shirt, but with a shirt over like the picture below. That way I can wear them to work and they won't look too informal.


Best of all, they will be easy to wear while biking to work - just like in the pattern photo!


I think I like these shorts more than my Rae skirt. The skirt just doesn't look right on me and I don't feel comfortable it in. The shorts, on the other hand, are some of the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn! I'm definitely going to make myself another pair.

6 comments:

  1. I was wondering what had happened to you! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! The shorts look great and the print is super cool with that shirt.

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  2. Congratulations to you and Paul! Hope you have a smooth pregnancy :)

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