Sewing more shorts for project 333 summer capsule wardrobe

Sewing more shorts for project 333 summer capsule wardrobe

My second pair of shorts in this project uses the same pattersn as the first. I used the Butterick B4238 pattern

 I’ve made a copy of the trousers and shortened to the length I wanted for shorts.  They gave me a good fit and also had an elasticated waistband which I wanted so I can wear them even if my weight varies slightly. The other reason I choose them were the pockets- I like having pockets in an outfit just in case I want to pop out and want keys on me!
Since my first pair of shorts were patterned I wanted this pair to be plain but still to match the other items I was making. I choose the berry plain fabric from Makower.

This matches several tops in my capsule, including both tops I’ve sewn for the project. Here it is with top 2.
That is all the shorts I needed done! Next will be a plain wiggle skirt!
Other posts in my Sewing Project 333 series

Sewing a capsule wardrobe for project 333- shorts 1

Sewing a capsule wardrobe for project 333- shorts 1

Project 333 uses the idea of having a 33 item capsule wardrobe which you swap out every 3 month. I’ve found this a great challenge to do. I like the fact that every 3 months I get to shop my wardrobe to put together a new 33 capsule wardrobe for the next season. Then I find it very freeing only having 33 items in the bedroom closet to choose from. It makes life so much easier. I don’t tend to include accessories, underwear and shoes- I don’t often wear accessories or loads of different shoes anyway.

Over the last couple of years I have been teaching myself to sew with books and You Tube videos. I’ve finally got to the stage where I can sew clothes I’ll be happy to go out in! This means I can now start to sew my capsule wardrobe. Since starting the project 333 experiment I decided to only buy clothes and fabrics in specific colours which coordinate well together and I like. I decided to start sewing my summer wardrobe using quilting cottons- nice and cool for summer and the fabrics are designed to coordinate.

They contain several of the colours I had decided to focus on in my wardrobe- I like brights! Aqua, teal, pink, purple and berry are all colours I like to wear and you can see from these facrics that they feature in this range.

I wanted to start by concentrating on the pinks and purples with a few neutrals. I already have some pieces in my wardrobe which will fit into this scheme. The idea is that I’m sewing items I need to fill in the gaps. I’ll be trying to tweak my patterns so I get a good fit and can remake in different fabrics for autumn/winter.

Since this is a summer wardrobe I wanted to start with some shorts. I wanted to have an elasticated waist so they will last should I gain or lose any weight! I decided to adapt the trousers from Butterick B4238.

I traced the trouser pattern onto brown paper- shortening to the length I wanted for shorts. I used pink medallion material.

At the moment they can be worn with a pink t-shirt I already have.

 Tomorrow I will hopefully be posting another top to wear with the shorts.

Other posts in my sewing for my summer project 333

Top 1
Skirt 1
Top 2

Skirt 4