I’ve just gotten round to my last two summer makes being added to the blog! I finally worked through my lockdown backlog!
I bought a couple of DP’s patterns back in February this year when the brand had their closing down sale. (There’s still a few items on there if anyone’s interested!). DP’s was a diffusion line of patterns from my much beloved DP Studio. Though I have a tendency to admire them from afar, I’ve always loved their avant-garde designs. The DP’s range was specifically designed to be super simple and easy to make, usually using as few steps as possible!
I picked up two patterns from this range in the sale – a shorts patterns and a blouse! Today’s post is about the shorts!
The “Le 3002” shorts have a fitted back but a paper bag styled front. It has no closure bar the ties at the front which come together in a bow or knot. The front has deep pleats and pockets!
I made mine in a remnant piece of rust linen that I got from Sew Me Sunshine back in April – I love being able to eke out garments from remnant bits. Medium weight linen is a great fabric for this style of short as it has plenty of body to hold those pleats!
It was pretty easy to put together once I’d figured out the instructions! They use a lot of line drawings and minimal text so it took a moment to process!
They were quite a bit more voluminous than I’d expected!
I found the tie at the front felt more secure than I expected though I think that’s due to the fact that the fabric is relatively textured and it’s got good grip!
I’m not quite sure how I feel about these – I’m not used to this kind of shape on my body! Maybe I’ll get used to it though. I really love the colour of them and would love to get some use out of them!