Boy these shorts were a pain, but I finally got them right! I can tell that anyone who is used to reading patterns at all would find these to be a breeze to make the first time, but I forgive myself for being a beginner. :P I'm pretty sure my next pair will be a lot easier.
Here is what the Iris shorts looked like when I first made them about a week ago:
They were at least two sizes too big, and I couldn't figure out the waistband at all. However, I think that my inexperience might have actually helped me this time, as I think that they look a little "younger" without it. I also chose to make them pull-on rather than adding a zipper.
I took some time away from them because I know that if I am in a rush and work on a project that is frustrating me I tend to ruin it. But I finally got back to it and sized them down, and they are now awesome! The insides are a mess, and they are totally flawed, but I love them.
I wanted to show off how good the fit is (look ma, no muffin top!), and since this blog is as much about self acceptance as it is about fashion and sewing, I figured I would just go ahead and show my perfectly imperfect soft and scarred tummy in the shots.