This week we are celebrating the birthday of Itch to Stitch. She has a really chic and clean collection of women’s pattern with some intricate and fun detailed pieces too. Since I have a very exaggerated shape, I decided to make the Angelia shorts. I like no fuss shorts since too many details draw attention to my hips and butt so I was drawn to View A (1 of 3 views.) I used the View A and then drafted a high waist version. The hack was fairly easy for the look I was trying to obtain. First, I extended the top of the short pattern pieces by 3 inches. I mashed sizes according to my waist and went in about 1/4 near the top. I also took an additional 1/8 in off the darts in the back to shape to my waist. Then I made a facing instead of a waistband to get a clean flat look like my vintage high waisted shorts have, Amazingly enough, it worked perfect with my calculations on the waist. I still need to fiddle with the crotch some more because it was a little sad on that area, but that is a common issue I seem to have in non-stretch pants and shorts.
Here are some details about the pattern:
Sizes: 00 – 20
Skill Level: Intermediate+
Number of pattern pages: 22
Number of instruction pages: 24
Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature
3 views and 3 lengths
Fly zip & contoured waistband
Detailed and professional tutorial, including customizing fit for different measurements and how to adjust to crotch depth
Cutting layout and labeled pattern pieces
Pattern markings for grainline, buttonholes, notches, loops, etc
That is a lot of details and definitely worth the price. I obviously missed the part about measuring my crotch because mine still needs some more adjusting. But the overall look turned out how I wanted for a vintage high waist short. I also like short shorts so I used a bigger hem on mine. The pattern was much easier for me now that I have made a few pairs of pants, but my fly still needs perfecting. The trick to a good zip fly? Patience and reading all the details!
And one more paired with my new favorite shirt makes the perfect chic outfit!! I think the is the first time I have ever made something that is neutralish. Yeah, maybe the capsule sewing is finally starting to kick in!
|You can see how awful the crotch looks when my legs are together. Whomp!
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