I had a teensy bit of fabric left after making the blue 40's trousers and skirt so I made a pair of shorts with Simplicity 2425. This is truly the easiest, best, most wonderful shorts pattern of all time. It only took a couple of hours on a rainy Friday evening.
I'm still looking for an image of the pattern envelope, so if anyone has seen it on the web (or wouldn't mind scanning it for me from their stash) please let me know.
As usual, I ignored the pattern markings for the gathers in the front. I put in (I don't know what these are actually called) reverse-pleat thingies and then sewed decorative buttons on top. Here's a close up so you can see what I mean.
It might be easier to see what I've done from the inside.
I usually don't wear anything that I haven't blogged yet, but I couldn't resist wearing these (and the white triangle top below, more on that later) in Vegas. It would be nice to have a brief heat wave here in Fogville, so I could wear all these lightweight clothes that I'm obsessed with making. Sigh. Stupid Fogville.
Anyway, here's a snap of me wearing them by the pool at Viva...
and the usual kitchen shots...