Spending so much time at home for the last few months has me wanting to add shorts to my wardrobe. When the weather heats up I usually turn to simple knit dresses but I’m realizing that shorts and a top would also be good casual wear for warmer days.
I bought Simplicity 1464 with plans to make the skirt a few years ago. I never paid attention to the shorts until I was going through my patterns looking for shorts. I had decided I would try different styles of shorts and make muslins (hopefully wearable) until I found a couple of patterns that could become my go-to patterns.
I made view E. I added one inch to the length.
The fabric has been sitting in my stash for quite a few years. I still have enough to make a sleeveless shirtdress, which is what I had planned on making when I bought the fabric.
I like that the pleats are repeated in the back.
Below is a picture of the waistband. The shorts have a side zipper.
While I had the pattern out, I decided to make the skirt I had planned on making when I bought the pattern.
Just like the shorts, the skirt also has pleats in the back and a side zipper.
I made view B and added 4 inches to the length. Adding length was the only change I made to both the shorts and skirt.
Prior to making the shorts pictured above, I made a pair of shorts from Simplicity 1887. I bought this pattern to make these shorts a few years ago and never got around to it. I figured this was a good place to start my shorts sewing journey. I like the way they turned out. There’s not much to say about them. They were easy to sew and I didn’t do any modifications to the pattern.