I am loving the tropical prints right now.
Especially after my resent muu'muu refashion.
My MIL sent me another vibrant tropical print she found at the thrift store.
I decided I wanted to make some shorts this time. There was almost enough fabric. I had to ad-lib with the pockets a bit.
I used this McCall's pattern that I love. It makes perfect shorts. The pattern is a little challenging at first (and the third time!!!), but it is getting a little easier each time I use it. The fit is fantastic on these, so it is worth the struggle.
I have used this pattern three times now. This is the second time I have used the bottom pattern. The first time I made it out of mens grey wool suiting fabric. I have also used the top pattern once out of a super cute, silky, red fabric with little dogs printed on it as a birthday present for myself. This time I used the bottom pattern again, but I changed the pockets and the waistband a bit. The waistband is what gives me the most trouble with this pattern.
Here is how they came out:
I added a button to it because it looked so plain without it. These are kinda fun and novelty looking to me, so they needed a big, novelty, blue button. I didn't have enough fabric to make the pockets, so I did my best to match the front facing piece that shows most. I used a vintage, turquoise, corduroy fabric.
The inside of the pocket that faces back I used an orange lining.
They fit perfect. So comfortable. I love that they are a little on the high waisted side. It's such a fun print, it makes me happy to wear it.
I am definitely feeling the tropical floral prints. I am going to have to be on the lookout for more prints like this. I think they fit my beachy style perfectly.