Monday, January 19, 2015

Staying Cool In The Heat



Jumping forward a little bit, I thought I would show you my last make of the year.  After holidaying at the beach for a week, I returned home for two days to clean up and re pack before leaving on a second beach holiday.  In my two days at home I decided I needed a cool to wear pair of shorts.

I had some pinkish crepe type of fabric in my stash that was soft and non crush and gifted to me by my mother. It was the perfect weight for elastic waisted shorts. 

I used  the shorts version of Papercut Anima as my pattern and added 1cm to the width of each piece to account for the woven fabric.  Finally I added some cotton lace to the hem because I had seen a lot of rtw shorts finished this way.


Once the shorts were finished though, I decided that actually they were a little too casual for my liking and they instantly became pyjama shorts.  I must have known something because these shorts have been a life saver in the heat this month.  These photos were taken at 8.30am yesterday morning when the temperature was already 24 degrees celcius in the shade and rose to a very warm 35 degrees by early afternoon.  Hmmm, maybe I need another pair!

9 comments:

  1. I think they could definitely work as either - warm night PJ pants or hot day shorts! Can they be both?

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    1. They could be both but I like to keep my daywear and nightwear separate.

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  2. Quick and easy sewing, gotta love that.

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    1. The best type of sewing at Christmas when busy!

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  3. You do need another cool pair of shorts like this one. They're fantastic!

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  4. They look beautiful and super comfortable !!!

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