My name is Renay and I'm a polkadotaholic!
And yep...These legs really are THAT white in real life.
It seems that no matter how much sun these pegs see, they remain this translucent shade of white. sigh.
Oh well, you get what you get. I'm not going to be running to a spray tanner any time soon. I fear the Snog Marry Avoid effect, eep!
This is the second pair of sweet scalloped shorts that I have made up.
The first pair were in a coral coloured linen and were so comfy, they were worn to death. literally.
And since the sun is now teasing us with its presence down here in the south, it was high time for another pair.
This fabric appeared at work a few months ago and I foolishly missed out on getting some. Then it appeared again! fool me once shame on you polka dots but fool me twice I think not!
So I scooped up a few metres of this and a few of a lighter shade too. Cause I'm greedy like that.
It is a lightweight chambray with white polkas.
Be still my beating heart!
This pattern really is drafted perfectly. The instructions are so good that the welt pockets are a breeze and the finished result is polished and professional.
I underlined the chambray with cotton voile to make it a bit more stable and opaque. Which worked and feels quite dreamy to wear.
There are a few boo boos to report however....
I shortened this pair a titch... now I feel they are too short.
Second boo boo was lining the back pockets in white cotton. It peeps out as you can see in the photo above. dang it. Such a good idea at the time...
Well...you live and learn.
Fabric: Polka chambray and cotton voile.
Time: Two afternoons, maybe 6 hours. I know! took my time on these ones.
Fun Fact: Yes, I use spanners as pattern weights. They are Perfect for those funny shaped facing pieces and what not...
Hope y'all are swell!