A Shorts Story

          It’s more of a photo story – check out my new shorts!

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I used the last of my grid print fabric to make these shorts, which turned out pretty great! Using Simplcity Cythia Rowley 1371 and Topshop inspiration I had a go at my first pair of shorts!

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Top – H&M

Shorts – made by me

Necklace – Accessorize

Boots – New Look

New Look Pattern 6262

I love this pattern. With the fitted bodice and gathered skirt New Look 6262 is a beauty. It’s also very similar to the popular Christine Haynes Emery Dress at a fraction of the price… not to mention the many dresses of this shape on the high street! I do have a couple of them that fit well from Topshop and New Look, but generally they can be pretty poor. The gathered skirt usually seems to start just below the boobs – not flattering! But this pattern gets the balance just right.

I’ve made this full dress three times now, and have used it to make a separate top and skirt too. I just love it! Simple to use and fits well. A slight warning though, the waist is pretty tiny! I adjusted the pattern to increase the waist by a little as the rest of the dress in my size fitted perfectly.

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Part way through making the first two of New Look 6262. The one on the left is in a soft viscose fabric and the right is a Liberty print. I had both fabrics ages before I could choose a pattern good enough to cut them up for!

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I tried one of the other variations for this last one, with the V-neck and no sleeves. This one is in a light Chambray with braid sewn on at the waist.

So overall, another great pattern from New Look. Don’t think I’ll be stopping at three with this one…