Garment #11 - Denim Shorts
Here they are, the shorts, which is the final SWAP item and third item from the wardrobe pattern, shown below:
This is also the pattern that had the missing pattern pieces for the shorts. I finally did locate another pattern, but it was a girl's size 7, as this pattern was produced in teen and girl's sizes. I ended up having to grade the pattern up. What I did was to compare my measurements to the measurements listed for a size 7. I then figured out the difference and divided that amount up among the outer seams to come up with the correct garment width. I also compared the crotch curve of the smaller pattern pieces to the crotch curve of a pattern that fits me well (a Patrones) to get the same fit. Strangely enough, the crotch curves were very similar. I made up a muslin, and after one small fix to the back crotch curve and taking in the side seams, I had shorts that fit. I took apart the muslin and used it to cut out the shorts. I will be storing the muslin with the patterns in case I need to make another pair.
The shorts have pockets, which I lined with the same plaid as the jeans:
They also have a center back zipper, for which I used an invisible zipper. The shorts have a waistband with a neat little triangular end. I topstitched the shorts with a white shiny rayon.
All that's left now is the photo shoot! I'm hoping to get that done sometime this week.
Q/A; Thanks for all the comments on the red refashioned sweater! Although I'm not new to the concept (I've had items and an article published in Altered Couture), I haven't refashioned any garments recently. I had both Sigrid and Paco ask the same thing regarding the sweater. They wanted to know if I could wear it with my Easter dress. Yes, I will wear it with the Easter dress - it matches nicely. I can also wear it with some of my SWAP garments, too.
Parting Shot: Dress, 1974. This is the last of the vintage 70's patterns that I want to show you. While this one is definitely from the 70's, I think it still would work well today and have seen similar styles in recent years. Those green t-strap shoes are cool, too!