high-waist shorts all day everyday

August 21, 2013

chic highwaist shorts

What I hope my end result will be making my own pair of high-waist shorts, minus the cool zipper detailing.
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First attempt at drafting the shorts! Using Simplicity pants pattern #5259 as my guide.  Also, the test fabric swatch of my pattern design from Spoonflower.

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1 yard of my very own fabric.

I’m probably the only one that wants to hold onto summer just a little while longer. 100+ degree days be damned, I sure hate layering up.

There. I said it.

So I’m rebelling with these shorts. Hopefully the rebellion is a successful one because I’ve wanted high-waist shorts for the longest time, and what a treat it would be to have them in a fabric of my own design, right? After making a scale change to my design based on the swatch I got back from Spoonflower last month, I received my fabric order in the mail a week ago. I settled on making shorts because it would’ve definitely been pricey to get more than a single yard to make anything bigger than that. However, if somehow this shorts pattern doesn’t work out, I may totally turn this yard of fabric into a crop top.

Let’s just hope the days are still warm enough by the time I complete these shorts. If not, layering it up with tights it is I guess.

  • http://www.alluringemeraldjean.com Jeana

    Yes… You are the only one who wants to hold on to summer, lol! I live for fall and winter. Very cute fabric you had made! Can’t wait to see the end result!

    • http://www.diyraven.com raven

      Haha, thanks Sewing Buddy!! So far, not so good lol. xoxo

  • http://www.Considermelovely.com Rocquelle

    This fabric is going to make for some awesome shorts!!

    • http://www.diyraven.com raven

      Thanks Rocquelle! I definitely think so too :)

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