Friday, 8 August 2014

Crazy Tap Shorts

I guess it's safe to say that the pattern that defines my last month or so is Tap Shorts. My friend saw me wear my Floral Tap Shorts and asked where I found a pair of so awesome shorts. THANKYOUIMADETHEM. She demanded I make her a pair like that. So begun my journey to making my third pair of Tap Shorts.

When we went to the local fabric shop, she had her head set on buying the same floral fabric(I cringed inside, I don't want to share the print, I'm selfish!) and when we got to the section of cotton pants fabrics, she saw this. LSD floral/wings/skull/trippy/ thing with so much color and stuff going on. And we both fell in love. I would never make something like this for myself, I think I couldn't pull it off, but she was brave and just went for it. The fabric is 95% cotton and 5% elastane and feels so light.


So the pattern is Tap Shorts View C without the back pockets. I cut out a size 2 for her(she's a teeny girl) and did no alterations to the pattern. I think the pattern is actually made for her as in the fitting everything was perfect(yay, no alterations needed). When I was placing the pattern on the fabric, I was silently praying. This fabric is a nightmare for pattern placements. One little mistake and you'll end up with a buttvortex or a bullseye on something you don't want a bullseye on. Anyways, cutting took forever but I am proud of my print matching skills on the center seams. Almost perfect. I added belt loops and roll hemmed the bottom.



Have you had to make something for your friends because they fell in love with your version? Do tell.

6 comments:

  1. I'm in love with this fabric! I totally understand your nightmare with pattern placing.. It's so easy to go wrong if you don't have the whole picture.. But you did a great job with it! :D

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    1. Thank you, it took forever to place.

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  2. Your shorts are cute, but I think you need to get some of this fabric! Wow!!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm thinking about it but I think the print and color isn't my style and I couldn't pull it off. I might go and raid the printed cotton shelf for something else tho :)

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