Finally, a shorts pattern that I love. As much as I love trying different patterns, I wish I'd found this one years ago, as it is exactly the kind of shorts that I like to wear.
I bought myself a Patrones subscription. It took me while to dive in and make the commitment to a subscription, and whilst I was thinking it over, I bought some of their "best of"editions to try out a few patterns. This pattern is from Patrones Extra No. 17 Costura Facil.
I added a couple of centimetres to the length.
I made a muslin first and took in the CB seam at the waist some. There was not much shaping in the vertical seam that runs down the middle of the butt cheek and back leg, which seemed like a wasted opportunity to me :), so I added some curvature there. The fit at the back is not perfect, but I have given up trying to achieve pants perfection.
colour blocked pants, which were sewn using a similar burdastyle pattern from one of their back issues.
I love the wide waistband. I think I sewed mine with the buttons on the opposite side to the model in the magazine, but no matter. It looks like I should interface the fly area next time. The rise is just the height I like it.
The fabric is a stretch woven. I don't like the way stretch woven clothing expands through the day, so I sewed these with the stretch going vertically. I didn't know if this would make them bag out over my behind after wearing, but I have had these on for a few hours before photographing and they seem okay.
The green is not sitting in my wardrobe as easily as I had hoped...all I have matched it up with so far is 2 different black and white striped tops. Luckily, B&W stripes with bright green is one of my favourite looks at the moment.
All up, I'm feeling a lot of love for this pattern.