I can’t say for sure when I gave up on these shorts. Perhaps it was after I carefully altered Burda 10-2011-127 using my pants block (taking photos all the way!) and put the pattern to fabric only to find I had no where near enough for 7/8 jeans or even capris. The store had no more, no more anywhere.
Perhaps I gave up on these shorts when the cross-grained fabric in the back double yoke started spreading like a pat of butter in a frypan despite taping. I will say for sure that at some point I quit giving it the “proper jeans” treatment. No careful chalk lines for top-stitching, no unpicking just a few stitches and carefully re-stitching for perfect lines. Nope. I just sewed the seams once, as well as possible, to get this fabric out of my sewing room.
(Worn with the Bow Tie Tee, View B)
It’s weird, weird fabric. In retrospect, I’m rather pleased I didn’t make a full pair of jeans with this fabric. It’s too weird. I do like the pattern and will make it again, longer, in pink cord. I might change up the pocket detailing slightly.
That said, the Snappy Shorts are a very comfortable and useful garment. I live in the land of perpetual summer and don’t have any shorts. They’ll be great for chores, playing, and sticking around the house when it’s hot. I may wear them out sometime, but maybe not.
A little bit of housekeeping: I keep hearing my blog has ads. I don’t know why. I don’t make money from them and I’m rather irritated they’re here, even though I can’t see them on my own computer. If you’re a wordpress guru and you know how to make them stop, please let me know.
(Check out Karin’s version of the Bow Tie Tee and her review of the pattern. I love it on her!)
(Take a sneak peek at the Pants Block Service page if you’re curious. I’ll be *finally* launching this service on Monday. Pants Testers– If we have work to do on your block, please email me.)