In Short Order
Posted 27 May, 08on:
This pattern is now practically perfect. For the next pair, and there will be a next pair, I will take in the center back seam just a smidge and curve the back of the waistband a bit more. The pattern is Design #10 from Ottobre 05/07. Because I am so short waisted, I prefer a lower rise but I don’t want to expose too much. In the back, I lowered the waist band about an inch and over 2 inches in the front. It sounds extreme, but not really on my body. The waist band sits right across my hip bones. A pair of my favorite jeans was my benchmark for measurements.
I am not a huge fan of the longer shorts on me, but I needed longer shorts to set a good example for the school dress code. Also, there comes an age when a woman should not wear short shorts. I am not sure exactly what that age is or how short is too short. I am erring on the side of caution. During the summer, I generally wear skirts and dresses anyway. Shorts are only worn when I am doing something
athletic active, so a shorter short would be appropriate. However, I will be using this pattern again to make jeans.