Monday, June 8, 2015

Railroad Stripe Sunny Day Shorts

{Please forgive the clothing continuity issues between this photo and the rest of the post. I didn't think of this combination until well into our 48 second photo shoot, and I didn't have any Smartees to bribe my model whose patients gave out around the 32 second mark. I am please to have even this one image. Liberty Theo info here.}
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Does this picture look familiar? We've found our shorts sweet spot, and when we get something right we do it again, and again, and again.  I made the same style for my expert shorts modeler last year. Same everything, but different fabric. They are lengthened using my tutorial for Oliver & S.
The fabric is the delicious Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim from Fancy Tiger. It's the perfect weight for summer shorts. I love everything about this fabric, infact I've already ordered more.
Sewing this simple is all about the details, I top stitched the pocket edges and the side seams, and I did a double line of stitching at the hem just to add a little interest. These pocket details never get old. I used a little piece of micro houndstooth inside the front pockets, and a little scrap of yellow Kona Cotton for the Theo-esque back pocket.



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Pertinent Info:
Pattern: Sunny Day Shorts by Oliver + S
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim Indigo from Fancy Tiger Crafts
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You can also find this project:
Kollabora Shorts on the Line






10 comments:

  1. Love the yellow triangle. Great detail!

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  2. Super! This short looks so great, I think I will copy this one :-)

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    1. Thank you Tam Tam. Feel free to copy!

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  3. Uh, that Theo-esce triangle totally has me! You are so right. It's all about the details. Really love these shorts...

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    1. Isn't it great? It's my very favorite little boy detail. Too good not to put on EVERYTHING! :)

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  4. Yes -the pocket detail is fantastic!

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  5. I really love the yellow triangle! Great shorts.

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  6. Me too! These look fantastic. You've made a free pattern look priceless!

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    1. It is priceless! And a good indicator of how great O+S patterns are.

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