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Summery Floral Shorts

Today brings us to the first Pin-spired Friday!  Today's (and Fridays in general) are the days where I finally start doing crafts and things from my Pinterest boards.  About time, too.

Shorts front
Turns out this "modelling" business is kinda hard...

When I saw this pattern on Pinterest I knew I had to make it - especially since it covers all of the things which I look for in a pair of shorts; something which is long enough  and high enough to cover my ass (have you seen the shorts they sell here in Aus?  They're so tiny.  Even when you go up 2 sizes (no joke)).  Which apparently is an impossible task.  Conveniently, I happened to have some spare floral fabric which I love to make the the shorts with.

Shorts back!

Getting the pattern was an annoying task in itself - searching through patterns when tired and hungry was... annoying.  That being said, however, it was worth it.  I cannot recommend this pattern enough.  It was easy to follow the instructions and wasn't rip-my-hair-out frustrating to put together.

Cute buttons =3

Also, how adorable are these buttons?  I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and knew they'd be perfect for this project!

The pic from Pinterest

Shorts front #2
And these are mine!

Can't wait to wear these shorts out!

I did learn my lesson when making these though - it's always easier to make smaller, but not so easy to make bigger...  What about you?  Have you learnt any crafty lessons lately?

See you Tuesday!

PS: pattern is Kwik Sew 3854


  1. Love the shorts! You did a great job! We have the same problem purchasing shorts here in the States. I wonder if I could make some for my daughter.

    1. Thanks! It's nice to know that it's not just Aus with that shorts problem lol. I can't recommend the pattern enough, it's so easy! I may be making 2 more pairs soon, haha

  2. These buttons are beautiful!

    The shorts too of course :) I love floral fabric!

  3. Your shorts look great. I love your fabric choice and the buttons. I think I have this pattern in my stash!

  4. Ahh, those look so good! Heh, I totally understand the awkwardness of trying to model for the camera, I usually find like one picture out of 50 where I don't look like a complete idiot :)


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