They are unabashedly inspired by the Coachella pattern's cover photo, which has a crazy print of similar coloring and black pom poms. Katherine specifically requested pom poms because, and again I quote, "they would be like a party - on my pants!" I went for the "toned down" version of poms by using a crochet pom trim, which is less bulky and much smaller. But still a party.
Fabric: Cotton Voile from Joann's, Crochet trim also from Joann's
Size: Small, Mid-rise, 2" length.
Mods: Added 1" to the elastic length.
Difficulty: Confident beginner
It features 3 different rises. I was a little surprised how "low-rise" the mid-rise was....I wouldn't even dare try the low rise. I might even go up to the high-rise or try something in between.
It has an optional 2" or 4" inseam/length. 2" is more my cup of tea these days.
Awkward undergarment observation - It's better to wear actual underwear with these than a thong. Maybe it was the fabric I used, but they definitely ride up if you have a thong on, and are actually quite comfortable if you're wearing undies. Take this information and use as you please.
Elastic measurements - Test the elastic on yourself before putting it in the casing. You can easily adjust *just* the elastic and not the pattern to make the waist more comfortable. I lengthened the elastic by 1" and it made a world of difference for me. Just double check - it will be worth it.
The construction of the shorts is pretty simple, and this was my first time applying trim. The ironing definitely helps guide the trim placement so don't skimp! Iron, iron, iron. The fabrics I used held a crease really well, so it was well worth it, and sewing the trim on was a breeze. I wonder if it's harder to sew on large pom-poms? Perhaps you'd have to use a zipper foot instead.
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