Yep! That's what I'm making. Bought the hop swing pants pattern (I will still call them trousers- I can't get over the fact that pants to me are underwear. lol) from Eliza M.
Anyway I had a limited amount of suitable fabric and didn't want to mess it up. So I decide to do a wearable muslin and to make good use of limited resources made 'shorts'.
I had to add more to the outside seams at my hips and a small amount to inner thigh seam.
I sewed up the darts, then side seams then the rather confusing at first, but its logical if you think about it crotch seam. Making sure when I got to the back I left room for a zip.
Now can anyone see what step I missed out? No...I'll give you a clue.
Yep. I forgot to take in the waist....by the time I noticed this I'd already added the facing and zip.
(I'm sure fabric grows when I'm not looking.)
Anyway my solution was to make a dart in the two side seams.
|View from inside. Note my snazzy facing.|
|View from inside|
Minor disaster averted (and actually now I know exactly how much to take off the waist of the master pattern.) All I had to do was hem the shorts. The problem is how short should shorts be? And when do shorts become hotpants? After brief survey went for the 'long' shorts.
|apologies for shaky camerawork|