I have been saying since January that I have wanted to do some more sewing. I have been posting a few easy projects here and there, but this is the first 'big" project I have managed this year. I do love making my own patterns (about a third of my degree was pattern cutting) but for time's sake its much easier to buy a shop pattern and adapt as needed.
For these shorts I used New Look pattern 6100 which was a really great pattern to put together. I did skip a few steps as I was trying to get these finished before I went on holiday. I left out the belt loops and tie as I didn't really think they were needed, I would leave these out if I made a again. The hem should have been an applied cuff but I just turned mine up. I got away with it as the fabric was patterned but if I make again I would finish properly. The only downside to these patterns is that they come up very small, I used to work in a fabric shop and we always advised our customers to go up at least a size. I'm a standard size 10 but made these in a size 14 I think I would use the size 12 pattern if I make again.
Overall I'm really happy with how they came out, the pattern was on special offer so it was £3.50 and the fabric I used was £6.99 p/m and I used about 1.3 meters. When you add the cost of the zip and thread I think this projects comes in under £20 which is quite reasonable.
I have been bitten by the sewing bug, so can't wait to do another project. I think I'm going to go for a skirt next.