Have you ever wanted a short that is not to short? I have been looking at the Bermuda Short for a while and how to translate that into a style that is functional and fun.
I stumbled across a short on the Free People website a little while ago that has been sitting in my favorites waiting for the perfect fabric and until I had the motivation to pattern make a Short from my blocks. Last weekend Spotlight Stores had 2 for $12 Vogue patterns which is an absolute bargain. Flicking through the pages of the Vogue Pattern book found v9319 and instantly knew that it would be the perfect base to my long awaited Bermuda Short.
I cut the size 14 pattern which matched my body measurements (I am an AU size 10), but in hindsight I will cut a size 12 moving forward. I added a panel line to the main front short and created a side front pocket panel piece to create the pocket.
I used the fly, fly guard and waistband pattern pieces from the Dawn Jean, adapting the waistband to create an overlap at center front. I added a 10 cm overlap to my short on the wearers right side. My tip is to think about all the patterns you have and the previous styles you have made. Really think about how you can combine pattern pieces to create the overall look you are going for.
v9313 was marked as an easy pattern to sew. The fly front on my hack made it a slightly more complex sew, but once you nail the fly front you won’t look back. Practice makes perfect. You’ve got this….. Utilize the instructions you have in your pattern stash if you are not confident with a fly front.
My fabric is Viscose Linen Noil from Blackbird Fabrics. This fabric is so dreamy, soft and drapey. I waited a little while for this fabric to travel from Canada to Australia but so worth the wait.
Happy sewing peeps!