FYI, I wrote this last year and never took pictures so sorry in advance. Spring and Summer are almost here and I want/need more shorts. Since I’ve been sewing so much I decided to try my hand at making them instead of buying them. I found the New Look 6100 pattern, and decided to purchase it. Next we need fabric, right? I wanted something substantial, yet soft. On a whim at lunch one Friday, I stopped by a local fabric shop that caters to bridal customers (unfortunately this shop has since closed 😦 ). I found this white satin in their remnant bin, it certainly fit the requirements of stiff yet soft at the same time.
As a pattern review, I used View A from the envelope. This pattern is straightforward and the instructions are clear. I don’t wear belts, so I omitted the carriers and tie. I interfaced the waistband with fusible interfacing instead of organza. 🙂 I have to admit, I was hesitant about adding the cuffs, very hesitant. But when I tried the shorts on during construction, I decided that the cuffs would be necessary for the shorts to be flattering. I continued following the instructions and added them with no issues.
I like the crisp clean lines of these shorts. Even though they sit higher on the waist than I prefer (I’m a low rise kind of girl), I think they are flattering. I was excited about them after I made them and wore them to a WCS (West Coast Swing) dance that weekend. Someone looking at them asked me to turn around slowly, and then said “I’m not trying to be rude, but where’s the zipper?” I showed them the side and said, “It’s invisible!” Think that means I inserted it well enough? LOL FYI, the top they are pictured with is Lekala 5665, which I made this week, and the review can be read here.