Pattern: BurdaStyle Bermuda Shorts 3/2011
As a part of Burda Teaching Certification Course assignments, I made a pair of shorts. The fabric is stretch twill from Joann. I bought this fabric a few years ago with the intension of making a pair of shorts and never got around to it (as with all my stash fabric..).
I usually like slant pockets on shorts but the assignment required to have in-seam pockets. After trying the shorts on, I do like the way these pockets look. I think they look more clean-lined.
I like putting cuffs on shorts. For one thing, I think they make my thighs look (slightly) skinner... (could be my imagination.) The other reason is that It's much faster than hemming by hand. I could just fold the hem up, stitch it down with the machine, fold the cuff up, and then machine-tuck it down in a couple of places.
This time I also caught the bottom of the pockets in the hem so that they wouldn't flop around while wearing the shorts.
Fly-front zip insertion was a part of the grade, too...
"Burda way" of inserting the Fly-front was slightly different from what I was used to, but pretty easy and effective.
I do like the end product! Even though it is a pretty busy print, I think these shorts will go with tops in many different summer-y colors. I also love that the fabric has stretch. The stretch makes a world of difference in the comfort level!