I've decided to make mine in size 34. The pattern requires 1 3/8 yards of fabric which is very budget friendly. I still question that yardage even. Maybe it's a little of my grandmother in me, but I feel like it can be done in less. Unless I want striped shorts, which I may after looking at some of these examples!
Cute right? I just love a good pair of shorts! The shorts themselves are very 60s, but the buttons really give them a 70s feel. Just look at Golightly Vintage's 70s vintage shorts for proof.
So cute! The fact that there's no fly on the Ruby shorts gives them even more of a vintage feel. I hate flies on women's pants and shorts. Do we need them? No. I much prefer a closure on the side so I am more comfortable when I sit. Just look at these great 1940s retro repro shorts from Hipnotique Vintage.
And I can think of a few vintage patterns the Ruby shorts remind me of.
In fact, I'm pretty sure the Ruby shorts are almost identical to McCall 6812 from 1947. Maybe I should call them 40s shorts?
I'm not normally a pants/slacks/short wearing type girl. In fact, I think I may only own one pair of shorts and maybe a pair of peddle pushers somewhere. But my Beau is an outdoorsie type guy. He's a fantastic canoe driver and I have been promised a ride down the river with Beau by Beau's father this summer. I think these would be great for such an occasion. To note, I'm not quite sure if Beau is in on this promise or not. Surprise Honey! These would also be great for things like Six Flags and roller coaster riding. Skirts are not appropriate for hanging upside down on the superman ride. This is a certainty.
If you want to sew along with us go visit Lisette's Blog. She has a tentative schedule posted for the sew along. Sewing starts early next week so hopefully my sewing machine will be in working order by then. Would really like to post some pics of the magenta dress and start on my swimsuit!