My most recent project in progress was Simplicity 6946. (I’ve actually since finished them, but I haven’t taken finished photos yet! Shame on me!) I inherited several cuts of fabric from a fellow performer and friend, including a few coordinating cuts of patterned cotton twill that had been purchased to make pillows. I saw this as a personal challenge, and set out to squeeze the loudest-patterned shorts I’ve ever owned out of approximately a half-yard of fabric.
The pattern I chose for this particular fabric was Simplicity 6946, view 3. I definitely want to go back and make view 2 as well, but I definitely didn’t have enough fabric for them this time around.
As you can kind of see from the photos, I barely squeezed the main pieces out of my fabric. The waistband and flaps were cut from one of the coordinating prints.
Once I take finished photos, I’ll tell you a little more about the changes I made in the construction of these shorts. It should probably be noted that, with some of the modifications I made, they kind of ended up more as hot pants than shorts, but the 70’s glam diva in me just sort of went with it.