The Hills Are Alive…

With the sound of music….ah, ah, ah, ah. Upholstery  Shorts So I made some shorts for me…out of some upholstery fabric that was in my stash.  And Josh says, those remind me of The Sound of Music.   Upholstery Shorts for Me Oh well…I like them!  I was inspired by Carolyn over at Fake It While You Make It.  She had some upholstery fabric that she turned into some shorts and I thought they turned out super cute (especially where she chose to place the birds).  So I looked through my stash with totally different eyes, seeing my upholstery weight fabric in a different light.  Upholstery Shorts I’m sure I bought this fabric with a specific project in mind, maybe it was a pillow, but it never happened, and so now I have a new pair of shorts.  The pattern is the same as last time, Butterick 4831, with a few modifications.  I added some pockets and changed the waistband from a straight cut to a curved waistband.  Upholstery Shorts With Dog When I make these next time, I will add a little more width in the hips so the fabric doesn’t pull at all and lengthen the back a bit so that these sit a little bit higher above my tooshie.  Other than those little tweaks, I think I have a favorite shorts pattern.  And I have no fear of a zip fly…woo hoo!!!

  • http://whileshesleeping.blogspot.com.au Jenya @ While she was sleeping

    The Sound of Music is a cool movie! So are the shorts :) Love them :)

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Jenya! The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite movies.

  • http://wherelifehappen.blogspot.ca Renee

    cute shorts, and now I have that song stuck in my head lol

    • dandeliondrift

      Haha…sorry. Although, I could sing any of the songs from that movie all day long. They put me in a good mood!

  • http://sewmm.blogspot.com Jacinta

    Using upholstery fabric makes the shorts more long lasting, and they look like they fit great. :)

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Jacinta…I had never thought of using upholstery fabric, but the material feels so similar to jeans, I think you are right. These will be very durable :)

  • Georgia

    Fab fit !

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Georgia!

  • http://www.eleganceandelephants.com Heidi

    These shorts turned out great! Awesome fit! And I love the Sound of Music reference….my favourite movie of all time! :)

    • Teresa

      Thanks Heidi. The Sound of Music and Marry Poppins are my top two favorites!!!

  • http://www.feathersflights.com Heather Feather

    They are adorable; I had no idea that was upholstery fabric! If I saw you walking down the street I would, I would’ve thought you bought those shorts! I love them!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Heather!

  • http://girlwithasewingmachine.wordpress.com/ Lala

    Cute shorts! I love the yellow. And cute dog too. :)

    • Teresa

      Thank you..,that is Data…our old dog who is 10 1/2!

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