21 October 2018

Metallic Rainbow Glitter Shorts!

Hi there, today I am so happy to share with you my latest make because I finally dared to cut into this amazing spangly fabric and I think I found the perfect pattern for it. Those that have been following me either here or on instagram will know that I have been testing skirt patterns over the last month or so in an effort to find the perfect pattern for this fabric. Well, as I was sewing my last piece, I had a crazy lightbulb moment and realised I already had the perfect pattern, tried and tested, and a perfect match; the Chataigne shorts from Deer and Doe.

The timing of this couldn't have worked out more perfectly either as I managed to get these sewn up just in time for our night out at the burlesque caberet La Dé Da. There really couldn't be a more perfect occasion to wear a pair of glittery shorts.

It really is impossible to do this fabric justice, and I certainly haven't managed it in these photos. The fabric is rainbow metallic essex yarn dyed linen by Robert Kaufman. It simply is stunning in real life. It comprises of black linen fabric with pink, blue and gold variegated metallic threads running throughout. In the light this stuff just sparkles! I originally spotted it on M is for Make and fell in love with it, but sadly they had sold out by the time I decided I needed to swipe some up. Thankfully after some hunting I did manage to score some from Ebay, phew!

I think one of the reasons I struggled to find the perfect skirt pattern was because of the fabric being linen, it really doesn't have any stretch to it, but it also doesn't have a lot of body. Linen however lends itself brilliantly to trousers so matching it to the Chataigne shorts pattern was just inspired, I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier, but I am so glad I did. 

I have sewn this pattern a couple of times and it really one of my favourite patterns, I should sew it more! I know the fit is great, the length is good and its a lovely simple pattern to sew. I am not going to do a pattern review on this one because I have done it on the blog before, but it really is a lovely pattern, I do recommend. 

Shorts are also very practical for my current lifestyle. I wish I could wear a shorter hemline more often, but the reality of it is that I spend a lot of my time either sitting on the floor or putting kids in and out of car seats. Shorts are the perfect solution to this dilemma, I can turn up to baby group or playdates and still sit cross-legged on the floor!

Overall I am overjoyed with these shorts, they are so amazing! I will definitely get a lot of wear out of them, I just need to find occasions to sparkle without 'wearing them out' so to speak! These definitely feel like a special make and I will treasure them for a long time. They also tie in brilliantly to my gorgeous irregular choice so that's a nice happy accident. 

So to finish off this happy blog post here is a picture of me at the show enjoying champers in a plastic cup... its all classy here! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and if you have a special treasured make you want to share with me please do leave me a comment, these things should be celebrated.

Cheers x


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