Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Melissa's Iris Shorts with Red Buttons

Hi, Melissa here! I recently made this pair of Colette's Iris shorts out of the strawberry-patterned French General fabric. When these shorts first came out, I knew I wanted to make them. When I saw Jaime's Miz Mozelle dress made out of this fabric, it was like a match made in heaven. I knew shorts would be the perfect thing for me made with the French General.

I decided to make version 2 of the shorts, but since I wanted to have these amazing over sized red buttons I didn't make the pockets with buttonholes. These are the kind of buttons that need to be seen!

I have to admit I am super proud of my finished shorts. I ran into a few issues while I was making these shorts. Mostly my own fault, not reading through all the instructions first and trying to go step by step. This just doesn't seem to work with Colette patterns. Also there was a certain amount of lack of trust on my part. (Trusting that really, this piece that does not look like it will connect to this other piece and fit, will in fact fit and connect just fine.) A few tears were shed, a few "stupid sewing" and other blasphemous phrases were muttered, but then my friends Amber, Betsy and Jessica helped me along and the cuteness you see here was brought into the world.

If you see me strutting in these shorts, know that it is because I was triumphant in the face of sewing strife. Plus they are super comfy, which can't often be said of short shorts. So don't be afraid of sewing these or any other of Colette's amazing patterns, we will be here to hold your hand.


Sonya Philip said...

Those are so, so ADORABLE. The buttons, the fabric, those tights!! Fantastic. Love seeing the Fancy Tiger Fancy Shorts Team.

Jeanne Lois said...

Dang girl! Those came out so good!! You look fabulous! you should wear lips all the time ;)

Jeanne Lois said...

also.. wherever this location is... is incredible! Nice find!

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

Jeanne Lois, you don't remember that location?