Happy shorts – New Look 6100

New Look 6100

I am not a lover of shorts.  Many year ago, when I was waitressing, the managers suddenly decided we all had to wear navy t shirts and navy shorts.  Not a good look for me (I’m sure I made what Mr D now calls “the face”) and I haven’t worn them since.

NewLook6100   NewLook6100shortsback

But look – navy shorts and smiling!  I saw this pattern and really liked the tailored look, and the drapey style.  I love the way they turned out, and wore them a lot on holiday.  I particularly like the waistband, which is below my natural waist and closely fitted.  This means they look great with a fitted vest top, as well as the looser style pictured.  Also love the pockets, side zip, everything really.

The linen is a dark navy, very soft and drapes beautifully.  These shorts were worn and washed several times before these pictures, and they still look like new.  Details of the fabric below – it’s on sale for £3.99 a metre!  It is slightly sheer, so I underlined with a silk cotton lining fabric.  I used a City Poplin Liberty print scrap for the facing.

New Look 6100

Then I made another pair!  These are Liberty lawn and not quite as successful, because the fabric doesn’t drape well.  I wore them several times though, and I think they are softening up with washing.Liberty New Look 6100

PatternIMG_2519: New Look 6100 – £6
Fabric:  Navy Linen & Viscose (Minerva Fabrics) – £3.99
Liberty print from Honiton Vintage Fabric Fair – £8
Zips, lining and Liberty scraps from stash

 

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