|This is my material|
|From this I looked the plaid material, but mainly the skirt/ skort, because I had already done a skirt I wanted to try something different, shorts. Shorts which had this style, but buttons replacing safety pins.|
I looked for other partly formal shorts and what I saw also inspired me even more. I then thought of make my pair of shorts high waisted.
|I really liked the one on the far left.|
Before actually starting with the shorts, I made a prototype/ template so when I get to my actually material all the measurements are right and I won't have to make drastic alterations.
|Firstly I got a medium sized template for normal shorts and using the tailor's chalk I drew out the template.|
|When I was drawing the templates out I increased the size at the top by 6 inches as I wanted it to be high waisted.|
|After drawing out the template I cut them out.|
|I cut out four pieces, two back and two front|
|I pinned a back with a front, the longest side with the shortest. I had to unpick one side because both were for the left leg.|
|The stitch length had to be 4 so once I figure out the right measurements and everything else I can unpick the material and use that as my new template.|
|I stitched the longest side|
|Stitched the shorted side|
|Everything stitched, and after figuring out the measurements and how everything was going to work, I had to unpick.|
|I drew 4 panels and an extra panel which was the new front panel. Near the end of the lesson I was able to finish cutting all my panels out.|
I felt like in this lesson I used my time efficiently, although there were times were I felt I could work much quicker.
|Sketches of short designs|