Butterick 7762 shorts.

29 November 2013

“See that there?  That’s Summer!”  Time to whip up some beach gear, shorts – for the first time…

I love them already and can’t wait to whip up another pair.  I picked up this pattern, Butterick 7762, with a bulk pattern lot, and fell in love with it.  I wish it came with the hat!

I went for the short shorts, center, that are paired with the bra top – I’m not game to sew up a bra top, just yet.  Oh and the pattern was missing it’s instructions… so will have to do a touch more research before I attempt that one.

That’s Austin posing with the pinned shorts, I kept this pair really simple, decided not to make the belt, I just wanted to get a feel for the cut and fit.  I used some polycotton from my nana, which is proving to be durable enough for the beach and around the house.  I also did not add anything to reinforce the high waist, which is ok, though I see it would be worthwhile to really make the look work.

Butterick 7762 finished

That’s me in the shorts relaxing with Blake heading back from the beach the other day.  I know they don’t look flash, but these feel like one of my most successful projects so far.  I had a bit of a block when it came to sewing myself a pair of pants or shorts, and this was a good experience, it really was easy, I had the pattern with the correct size, and a cut that I love so it couldn’t be easier!

I plan to make some denim sorts and jeans with this pattern, I have made up the slacks on this pattern, sorry no photos yet!  I modified the pattern considerably, maintaining the high waist, widening the leg and running in the inner leg for a better fit, this was also very easy, I have a flared pants pattern which I just overlaid to find the right shape.

I can’t wait to sew some woolen slacks based on this pattern for winter!

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