I don't know what it says about you when you make a piece of clothing for yourself thinking "this is going to be hilarious." Hopefully it's nothing too horrible because that's exactly what I did when I couldn't quash my desire to make yet another pair of Maritime shorts and I thought it would be hilarious to make a pair with a bird on each "cheek" (if you catch my drift).
Yes, sometimes I even embarrass myself.
The good news is that I didn't have to go far to get this ridiculously awesome fabric. I actually purchased it years and years ago to make some new cushion-covers for a chair. Obviously that never happened (and, in fact, we don't even own that chair anymore) so I now have many yards of this fabric to use up. It's a 100% cotton fabric but with a thicker texture so that it looks like there's some linen in it (which there isn't). Amazingly they still sell it at fabric.com (you know, in case you too want birds on your butt).
This time around I made a size 6 again but I slimmed the bottom of the legs just a tiny bit so that they're just a bit more fitted. I also left off the back pockets again because nothing was going to come between me and my butt-birds. And I made the pockets and the waistband lining out of some Anna Maria Horner voile left over from this shirt because it's truly yummy fabric. Oh, and I used a button a closure instead of a hook and eye closure. Truth be told, I kind of like the button closure better.
|Perfectly matched pocket. Boo-ya!|
I'm kind of in love with these shorts which is a bit odd considering that I never thought of myself as much of a "shorts person." But given the crazy amount of sunshine we've had around here lately and the fact that I only work four days a week now, it seems like shorts are becoming a staple of my weekend wardrobe. And I'm apparently not the only one who's noticed because on Sunday Ben told me "I'm kind of sad that the weekend is over. Mostly because that means that you can't wear your new shorts tomorrow."
Sometimes he just really gets me (and that's why I let him take close-up pictures of my rear-end).