Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pattern Review: Butterick 5044 and MAGAM May Project Completed!

I have completed my Made A Garment A Month May project! Yay! I made 2 pairs of quick and easy linen blend shorts for the summer with Butterick 5044. I made the black one with a drawstring waist and the green one with an elastic waist. Initially I made the black one size Medium because I usually wear a size 12 bottom with the big 5 sewing patterns. However, I found them too loose so I re-cut and resewed them into size Small. They are a little snug around the waist but the rest looked much better. I also sewed the green pair in size Small as well.

I never tuck my tops into my shorts/pants/skirts but I just want to show you how they look in its entirety:


And here is how I would actually wear them:

They look so much better with the shirts untucked, right? I figured that linen shorts in black and green should pretty much go with all the summer tops in my wardrobe. I'm now debating if I should make a pair in another solid colour or even a print fabric. I have lots of summery prints in my fabric stash!

This pattern is so easy and quick to sew (no side seams just the inseams) and the pockets are so useful. I'm pretty happy with the pattern and the resulting garments. I can't wait to wear them and I hope I'll get to wear them a lot this summer.

8 comments:

  1. Great little shorts - and yes, untucked - you are like me, not well defined in the waist - so it's always best to skim it. Also, it gives a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio which always looks better :)

    You are going to love these when you need them.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I have no waist definition and I am short-waisted so untucked is the best for me too.

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  2. That was fast!! Very nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Nakisha! Yes I like fast and easy projects, especially for summer garments.

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  3. I'm a non-tucker also. Pants and short scare me-zips and all that. They look great!

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    1. Thanks Tami for your comment! This is actually a great easy fit pattern for beginners and lazy people like me! I highly recommend this pattern.

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    2. Thanks Beverly! If you already have this pattern, I recommend you to give it a try!

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