I've been quietly participating in Me Made May... somewhat unintentionally. I made a Lydia top at the end of March, and really loved the fit.... then I made two more Lydia tops because the first one was making such frequent rotation in my daily wardrobe. I forgot how much I love to wear handmade clothing! Sounds funny, but I often get so busy sewing for other people (and I love to do it), that I wind up wearing the same old department store stuff I've had for years.
Yesterday I sewed these Built By Wendy Shorts. I made absolutely no alterations to them and they fit perfectly. The fit close under the seat, so no gaping, perfect around the hips and thighs, and I can never find pants that right properly around my thighs! They are just perfect. My absolute favourite pant pattern.
The pants have front pockets, back decorative flaps, belt loops and a fly front (I am embarrassed to say I looked at the fly pieces and couldn't for the life of me remember how to install a fly!). The shorts still need a buttons on the front and back, but other than that they are done.
I used a metallic linen that I've had in my stash for a bout a year. I bought this fabric on clearance for about $3 a meter. I really love the pink, brown and gold tones, feels slightly safari-ish to me.
And of course I had to make a top to match. I used up a remnant of rayon slub jersey and made a gathered camisole, which I am wearing today.