Sunday, July 15, 2012

Exploring Pin Up Shorts

I am fascinated by women owning their inner sexy through shorts. In these summer months, I have been thinking of making my own pair of shorts. However, I thought it would be fantastico to bing images of pin up shorts. These are some of the inspirational images that are triggering some afterthoughts:

These grey shorts are a modest, discreet, low-key version of pin up attire. These caught my eye because they probably have a non-roll elasticized waistband.

Many of the images for pin up shorts displayed a high-waisted style feature. Now, let's take a look at the backside of these high-waisted, sailor blue pin up shorts that I found at The extension above the yoke seems to be about four to five inches long. I'm left pondering if this design feature would look pleasant for my body type. I know that I have to make swayback adjustments, so maybe having a minimized extension would be my best option. 

I have a sewing pattern for shorts that I will explore as I attempt to make my own "Pin Up" shorts. I will be using Simplicity 1887 version C.

A book that will help me through the process of making my pair of shorts is called : Easy Guide to Sewing Pants by Lynn MacIntyre.

On page 139, she explains with clear illustrations how to draft your own raised-waist pattern. On page 141, she has a step-by-step diagram for drafting the facing for a raised waist. I will be making the muslin using the hip measurements.

All Righty then, happy sewing!

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