Hilary sewed these adorable Souvenir Shorts using one of Denyse Schmidt’s fabrics. (This lightweight canvas is from her County Fair collection if I recall correctly.)
Here’s what she has to say about them:
I saw a pair of floral shorts in a store last year, so when the Souvenir pattern arrived I sewed up the shorts with some flowery home-decor Denyse Schmidt fabric. I think the patterned fabric adds a bit of punch to an otherwise casual outfit. So far, I’ve been wearing them with a t-shirt for hanging out in the garden or at the beach, but I think you could also dress them up them with a lacy top or a cardigan for Sunday brunch. I love that they zip up the side, and have little pleats, which means the front has a smooth, flattering fit. It’s always hard to find time for “selfish sewing”, but these shorts sew up pretty quickly, so I’m already planning another pair in bright blue twill.
I think they look great on her. Thanks for showing us how you wear your style, Hilary!
These shorts are the greatest! They look great on you too! I agree you can dress them up or down! Wish it’d get warm here again so I can wear mine around town!
Thanks for featuring me! I also love the blouse that goes with these – that might have to be next project.