This summer, I'm loving shorts. Okay... I'll be honest: I'm loving my current toned legs in shorts. I've worked hard and earned the right to be showy and vain. I'm almost 45. My time is limited, but I've yet to age out of shorts! The skin on my legs and knees is still tight. Not to mention our heat indexes this week have been in excess of 100 degress. I'm wearing as little as possible. I'm having a moment and enjoying it.
My shorts are New Look 6290. I wanted a simple pair of tailored shorts that would highlight my great fabric. It's the same fabric from McCall's 7162. It's a medium weight, non-stretch woven. I cut the size 16 in this pattern. As I previously mentioned, for me New Look patterns run smaller than the Big 4.
I added an inch to the length. Yes, they were even shorter... the envelope is liar.
I moved the zipper to the right side. I don't like center back seams zippers on pants. And I used seam binding on the facings. For a simple sewing project such as this one, I still like for the insides to look nice.
This is a good pattern to have in your collection with the skirts, pants and shorts... all made in simple drafts. These shorts are NOT for everyone though.
Example: Jennifer Lopez's look on the right is the perfect way to have a fun, frilly and girly look without being overexposed.
Styling tip: My personal tip whether it's shorts or a short skirt or dress is to stay covered on the top, as I did wearing my Vogue 8907 top.