I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. We did! My husband, "The Grillmaster" made his world famous baby back ribs! Delish! And we had a great family day.
I wanted to make a festive 4th of July ensemble and I'd remember this really cute denim fabric with embroidered stars that I'd seen at Jo-Ann's and decided to make a pair of shorts.
I picked New Look 6100, view A -- sans the belt. This is a really straight forward pattern that is easy enough to sew in a few hours. I basically sewed it straight out of the envelope with no alterations. This view had a hem facing because the were supposed to have a cuff. I left that off and just hemmed them. When I buy RTW shorts, I usually get a 5" inseam and that's the finished measurement on these. The only thing I didn't like is the side zipper and this is only a preference. Even though I don't like them, I seem to be drawn to them. Go figure... But I'd love to sew view B in a flowy silk fabric.
Wearing: blazer: Simplicity 2250; tank: TJ Maxx; shoes: Tahari; clutch: vintage; belt: The Limited.