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Elegant Twill Shorts Friday, January 30 2015
Creation: Tailored Shorts
Fabrics UsedStone Cotton Twill
The Visionary: Cindy, Siestas and Sewing
Our Thoughts:  Cindy from Siestas and Sewing made a classy pair of tailored shorts using our Stone Cotton Twill. We think she did a fantastic job!
The kids (in particular the little girls) are the ones that benefit from my sewing most of the time. But this past week, thanks to Selfish Sewing Week, it was all about me. I made Maritime shorts, changed the pocket openings on the shorts, added an inch to the length, and narrowed the leg opening slightly
I really like my Maritime Shorts that I made back in the fall but thanks to all that running they are getting a little loose. This time around I sewed up a size 8 and only added an inch to the length.
I prefer angled pockets to scoop pockets so I decided to change the shape of the pocket opening. Next time, I will make the top of the pocket opening about an inch closer to the side seam.

I can't say enough good things about the twill fabric. I've had a really hard time finding twill that is good quality and not exorbitantly priced. This twill is comparable to the fabric used in high end RTW chinos and priced at $11.90/yard. The 7 oz. weight is perfect for shorts. It's sturdy enough but not so heavy that it's unbearable to wear during the height of summer. Organic Cotton Plus has a nice selection too...23 different colors! I have my eye on cloud and charcoal. They'll be great for making basic shorts that go with everything. Though after seeing the toddler jacket that Kelli made using chili pepper red, I'm tempted to use a fun color.;)
 All in all, I like my new clothes and see them getting a lot of wear.


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