So Basic, So Necessary

white pocket shortsBasic & necessary pretty much sums up the color WHITE.  That being said, I recently made a pair of white shorts from Burda Magazine March 2013 #126.  They are anything but basic!

They feature no side seam, instead an exaggerated pocket that goes from mid front to mid back.  If you look at the magazine photo, the shorts don’t look like anything special.  But when I was looking through the line drawings, that’s when their unique features became obvious.  Line drawings are soooo necessary for me to understand how the pattern is created.

The fabric is a stretch twill I got from fabric.com.  I like sewing pants & shorts with fabrics that have a little give.  It’s much more comfortable throughout the day.  I also seem to vary in size from day to day, as many of us women do, and it’s nice to not have to worry if something will fit.

I also made these in a minty green (a wearable muslin) and lengthened them into longer pants with a fun canvas print.  You can see those here.

Do you ever sew not-so-basic basics?

Happy Creating everyone!

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