Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who wears short shorts? Me, apparently! HSM 2017 challenge #8 Ridiculous

Over 100 degrees. Too hot to write. Many apologies for any lack of coherency. I went with the Outrageous half of the challenge and made that oh-so-provocative garment: Shorts. Not an outrageous garment by today's standards, but in the 1930's? You bet your sweet patoot.

The shorts are a frankensteining of Wearing History's Smooth Sailing Trouser pattern and Simplicity 3688 with a button fly in place of the zipper. It's made of very pink linen from my fabric stash and closes with shell buttons.

  • Historical Sew Monthly 2017

The Challenge: Ridiculous
Material: Pink Linen
Pattern: Wearing History Smooth Sailing Trousers and Simplicity 3688
Year: 1935
Notions: Thread and buttons
How historically accurate is it? Machine sewn
Hours to complete: 96
First worn: August 10th
Total cost: Free

1 comment:

  1. Very nice shorts! Just yesterday I rewatched the episode of "Upstairs, Downstairs" where 1930s short shorts played a role. ;)