Colette Iris Shorts

I have a stock-pile of things to blog about, but somehow I just haven’t been motivated to get pen-to-paper (or fingers to key pad?) this week. Hopefully I’ll have some time this weekend to get some things on here for next week. Also my emails? If you’re waiting on one from my I am terribly sorry. Hoping to get around to that this weekend, as well. Sometimes life gets in the way, you know? Thanks for being understanding.
I am PUMPED about these shorts I am blogging about today!! I bought this fabric (Anna Maria Horner linen) for backing a quilt and quickly realized that this fabric is waaaaayyyy too pretty to go on the back of a quilt. SO, I decided to make a fun pair of Summer shorts.
This was the first time I’ve sewn a Colette pattern and I would HIGHLY recommend them. She is SO detailed and makes sewing these babies a breeze!
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There are pockets on the front, an invisible zipper closure on one side, two darts in the back, and a fitted waistband to hold them up.
One tip I have is to MAKE A MUSLIN FIRST. These are very fitted shorts, but if they fit you, they fit wonderfully. Make a practice pair and go from there. I went up a size than I normally would wear and am so glad that I did. I love the way they fit and how easily they go on. They’re just beautiful, I think!
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(here I am styling them a bit differently)

14 thoughts on “Colette Iris Shorts

  1. I love, love, love these shorts! Everytime I see something you’ve made for yourself I think… I should get back to making clothes.

    And I totally know what you mean about having a tough week motivating yourself to blog this week! I’m right there with you!

  2. I love these shorts! I’m not sure I would have ever chosen that fabric for myself, but they look so fun and great on you =) I have enjoyed reading your blog; thanks!

  3. Love these! so glad you tried them! I too second the muslin as I was completely between sizes and went the size up also. You did awesome tackling the zipper 🙂

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