“It’s all in the preparation,” they say. Well, sometimes there’s nothing quite like a trial run. I have been wanting to make myself a new pair of trousers. The material is within my possession, as is a new pattern, but I hadn’t made the leap and gotten on with it. So I thought I’d try to make a pair of shorts, what with it being summer and all. That way, I thought, I’d have a bit of an idea about what I was doing before I begin making the trousers. Which is just as well, given that I bought an assortment of themed material for the trousers but not a very large amount, so I doubt there will be much surplus. Nothing like leaving little room for error! 😀
I am crazy about old campers, and would you believe that I came across all sorts of camper themed material? Loving bright colours, as I do, I opted for two pieces of the same patterned fabric but with two different background colours. For the pockets and part of the waistband I have used some lovely bright stripes which pick out some of the stripes on the fronts of some of the vans nicely.
Now I just hope there will be enough good weather to wear them in before this summer is out! 🙂