In the time since I took a nasty spill in the middle of a run, I’ve been to urgent care twice and my sports medicine doctor once. I’ve had two sets of x-rays and had my arm in a sling for a few days. In other words, it was way worse than I thought…much more than just a skinned knee and elbow! While I (amazingly) didn’t break anything, I now have doctor’s orders to avoid running, biking, lots of stairs, big hills, yoga, lunges, and squats for three months. THREE MONTHS! I was just starting to feel like I was making good progress in my running, so this directive is pretty disappointing. 🙁
In happier news, I finally finished my Colette Iris shorts for the Black and White Challenge…and I absolutely love them!
As I mentioned when I shared my muslin, I made several changes to the pattern:
- added 1/2″ length
- moved the pockets to the side seams
- moved the invisible zipper from the side seam to the rear
- graded the hips down so the shorts will fit me in the waist and fit my narrow hips
All that work with the two muslins paid off! They’re a perfect fit.
I love this pattern so much, I’m planning a shorts wardrobe overhaul for summer! Once I sorted out my adjustments, making them was pretty straightforward. I really like the clean front and the invisible zipper, as it makes these slightly dressy.
With the custom fit, they are incredibly comfortable too!
Have you ever made shorts before? What’s your favorite shorts pattern?
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