Quietly Participating in Me Made May

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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.


  1. Oh, these look so cute! I've been eying this pattern for a while (it's out of print, though, right?), but I'm a little scared to try it since I have no experience fitting pants and I still can't get the Iris shorts fitted quite right.

    1. Oh, is it out of print? I've had it forever! I think it's on the simplicity website still...

      I cut the size 12 for myself. I have a 38.5" hip and it fits really great :)


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