The Long and Short of It
Posted 11 July, 08on:
After lots of tweaking, I am fairly happy with this shorts pattern. It started out as McCalls 4839. This pattern has been lurking in my stash forever. I am trying to use some of the patterns in my stash. If I don’t love them, out they will go.
I dropped the waist band about two inches in the front and an inch in the back. The front darts were no longer needed. The back darts had to be moved about an inch towards the center back and were shortened.
The waistband is drafted straight. I might draft a curved waist band so there is less gaping in the back when I sit down. It doesn’t gape much but I would rather it did not gape at all.
This pair was meant to be a muslin. The fabric was an old remnant that I’ve had for way too many years. As luck would have it, I now have a highly wearable pair of shorts.