Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sailor Shorts & All Things Nautical

What I Wore:
Shirt: Thrifted (Value Village)
Shorts: Made by me (Kwik Sew K3854)
Shoes: c/o B.A.I.T via Cut Out + Keep
Earrings: Target

I picked up the pattern for these awesome sailor shorts on Friday while out with a friend and I made them up over the weekend. I first saw the pattern when I was at the Creative Festival with my Aunt and sister at the end of April. I wanted to buy it then,but I had already spent my budget for the show and I figured I would come across it again eventually. Myfriend swears by Kwik Sew patterns and she informed me that they sell them at Nova on Ottawa St. Of course this meant we had to take a trip out there, and it gave us an excuse to check out the new Target, which I mentioned on Monday.

Making these shorts was my first experience using a Kwik Sew pattern and I am really happy with the results. I made the XL,but I think next time I will go with the L because I ended up taking them in quite a bit. You can never be too sure what size to go with the first time you use a new pattern company. Other than having to take them in a bit, the pattern went together really quickly and easily. The instructions were very straight forward and I rarely argued with them, haha (I have a bad habit of doing that, or ignoring them and doing things my own way). The butt is a little shovel-butty but it's not so bad that they are unwearable. It's also the style, so  I can forgive it. I love how the front turned out, anything with a fall front is pretty amazing. Makes me feel like I am wearing breeches, heh. And now I am rambling, anyway I will probably be wearing these shorts a lot this summer because it is already a scorcher and the weather is not promising to let up. That's all for today folks :)


  1. Thanks lady. You should be excited because they are awesome! We are going to be awesome in our matching shorts! Yeah!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! Everyone needs a good pair of sailor shorts :)