I finished my second pair of Colette Iris shorts over the past few days. I made this pair out of stretch denim that I purchased from Addicted to Fabric at their recent bi-annual sale. I actually only picked up half a metre as I had read on some other blogs that people out there had made a pair of Iris’s out of a half metre scrap! So I bought just 50cm (even though the lady at the counter didn’t believe me that I could swindle a pair out of it), and justified spending a little bit more on some beautiful new Liberty of London cotton lawn. Oh, that is definitely the logic of a fabric obsessed sewer.
I managed to cut out all the pieces out of my 50cm, however, I had to cut the back waist band in two pieces and sew them together as my denim wasn’t cut square (I swear the fabric lady did this to spite me). I also cut both the main fabric and lining fabric of the pockets out of a Paris road-map quilting material that I bought online from the US. I was going to just blog about these shorts and title the post ‘Paris in my pocket’, but it just happened that I was wearing the Colette Laurel as well in the pic, so I thought I’d better change the title.