shorts pattern
at my husband’s Grandma’s in NC

We’re back from 2 weeks of road tripping out to NC and back again via Chicago.  We had a great time visiting family, having our own bits of vacation, and lots of solid fabric shopping for me.

With so much time on the road and in the car, I wanted to make up another pair of shorts to give myself some more wardrobe options since we only were able to do laundry once.

So I turned to my favorite shorts pattern (Burdastyle 3-2011-131) made up in this pretty mystery blend fabric from Denver Fabrics.  I bought it as a very generous flat fold of 2.5 yds–so I’ll have enough for a skirt leftover!  It’s some kind of slub linen look fabric.  Awesome for me where travel is concerned it does not wrinkle at all, and the cross dyed texture really hides dirt (wonderful when wearing anything for an untold number of days in the company of young kids).  Usually I shun synthetics in summer, but this felt like it had a high percentage of natural fibers in it and it was sturdy but mostly pretty. 

I don’t think I’ve ever made up this shorts pattern with the same pockets, and these were no exception.  I put in zippered welt pockets in front and denim patch pockets in back.  I love that the zippers keep things secure inside the pockets and that they sit perfectly flat.  It will be hard to not put this kind of pocket on everything.

At any rate, these shorts are my most favorite thing I’ve made in a good long while.

shorts pattern
at the Field Museum with one tired guy

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  1. Welcome back! It sounds like you had a great vacation. Those zippered pockets are so great–secure pockets definitely come in handy while traveling.

  2. Great looking shorts! I like the fun pockets, which remind me of some shorts/pants pockets in the summer Ottobre.

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