I told you it wouldn’t be long before I made more of Anna Maria’s Pleasant Pathways Shorts. I had to make these longer, and I’m in love with the result.
After adjusting the pattern to add 2.5″ length, I used only the main shorts pattern pieces to cut a main fabric (the chambray) and the lining fabric (Free Spirit solid voile in sun). From there, I followed the directions applying what I did to the outer fabric to the lining as well.
Once I got to the zipper installation, I sewed it onto the outer fabric, and waited until the shorts (outer + lining) were sewn together everywhere else, I used a blindstitch to attach the lining to the zipper tape.
To sew the lining and outer fabrics together, I kept right sides together to sew the waistband together. After turning right side out and pressing well, I hemmed the bottoms together using a 1″ hem.
I think my little modifications make these shorts a perfect fit for me. I love how quickly they came together! If you would like to make some of Anna Maria’s Pleasant Pathways Shorts, you can click here to check out that and her other patterns for Janome. The shorts really are wonderful! I’m making three more pairs tonight. :D
Thanks so much for dropping in, and do come back next week for more garment sewing, another stop on the Alison Glass blog tour, and more!