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Closet Case Pietra Shorts

As soon as Closet Case Pietra 
Shorts/Pants was released, I knew that it would find its way into my pattern collection.  At the time though, we were in the depths of winter so I just filed the pattern away in my spring wish list.  It was however one of the first patterns to get made up this spring.

I started with the shorts because I wanted to guage the fit and I had read that most people altered these in some form.  I had seen photos of pants with rise issues and my own concerns centred around this and the excessive gathers at the back required to make them pull on.  Not put off though, I forged ahead using a leftover piece of light weight bengaline from my stash.  This fabric nearly found its way to the recycled clothing bin because I just couldn't see myself using it and after several years in the stash it was time to move it on.  I was pleased to find a project for it.  The elastic was from Courteney's stash and was the result of an unsuccessful online shopping experience so…

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