I love getting inspiration from fellow bloggers. Today Amanda posted these shorts. Amanda's Adventures. I had completely forgotten that I had started making them out of leftovers from my Striped Jacket.
Mine aren't as fitted but I wanted them more skirt like. For the life of me I can't remember what size I cut but I do agree with Amanda that the waist is high. I think I cut a larger size than what I normally would have based on the look I was going for. I did take out a good inch from the crotch length and waistband. I think I tweaked these a bit too, but it's been awhile and I can't remember. Here they are anyway. Thanks Amanda for inspiring me to finish these today! I wore them all day...so exceptionally comfortably AND stylish!
Next I made these shorts from inspiration from Rachel at Be. Mine. I fell in love with the shorts she made based on inspiration from J. Crew. I made mine out of some dusty blue linenish fabric that came to me in a mystery bundle from FabricMart. Iniitially I hated it but I love it in these shorts. I don't normally wear shorts anymore but these are either on me or in the washer!
I cut out a 14 and made no alterations. If you have a waist, you'll need to do something with that. But since I am fairly straight, they work great for me.
You can see they are wrinkled here because they just came out of the dryer ;-)
And Alana from Lazy Stitching inspired me to make Butterick 5327, shown above in the pictures with the blue shorts. I made it out of a yummy bamboo remnant but I'm sad to say that I pulled it out for the pictures here and it's shrunk! Somehow it made it to the regular wash and dry. I thought I had run it through pre-sew but I must not have. I'm hoping with some closet hanging it will stretch out again in the length. Very bummed! I loved this shirt. I did make it in a red but didn't like it as much.
I was really excited to see this on another person built more like me. She really inpsired me to make it.