A couple more - Simplicity 3686

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

I think you all know how much I love Simplicity 3686, I've lost count of the number of times I've used it.  This weekend I finally managed to finish my second pair of shorts (I cut them out way back before Christmas).  I'm not even sure why I put them aside for so long I only had to finish the waistband and hem them.  No modeled shots but they're identical to these ones.

I love the pockets and the contrast facing.

I made this navy pair late in January and they're getting nearly as much wear as my black pair.  My only regret is not using better fabric.  I really wanted navy and the only navy fabric I could find was a cotton drill (with no stretch) from Spotlight.

These would have been nicer made up in a fabric with a little stretch and recovery.  After a long day at my desk they're all wrinkly and quite baggy at the knees.  Oh well, I still reach for them regularly.

I'd love to make a couple of pairs in a nice stretch wool for winter, but seeing as I don't have the budget to buy more fabric at the moment, I think I'll put this pattern away for a while and start searching my fabric and pattern stash for other autumn/winter projects.

Do you have anything planned for autumn/winter (or spring/summer)?


fabric epiphanies said...

These are exactly the pants I have been looking for. The longer version that is! The shorts are such a pretty colour. I hope you get more wear out of them before it gets too cold.

Marie said...

Ooh, I love these shorts. Such a cheerful colour.

At the moment, I am trying to knock off a few cooler weather pieces while I am on holidays.