I tried out a new shorts pattern! These are the Pomona Shorts by Anna Allen, and they were SO speedy to make. I think it took me less than 2 hours to cut out and assemble the shorts, which was kind of shocking. Part of the speed comes from there not being any side seams; each leg is just 1 piece!
The fit isn’t too bad without any changes, but I do plan to adjust the rise on the next pair. I think that I am fairly high waisted, but I’m also not very tall, so these hit just a bit too high for me. I’ll bring that down on the next pair. Easily enough–there are indications on the pattern for adjusting the rise as well as short and pant lengths marked on the pattern which should make that pretty easy to adjust if desired as well.
In other shorts news, I thought I’d mention another shorts pattern that I’ve also tried within the last year or so but haven’t blogged about. These are the Pietra shorts from Closet Core. These fit me so well without any modifications. They also are a higher-waisted, elastic (on the back only) short with front pockets. After wearing them for awhile now, I think I will try adding a side zip to the next pair I make. It’s not completely necessary, but it’ll make getting them on and off much easier. Generously, Closet Core has a tutorial for that!
On both of these shorts, I have to say that the pockets are excellent. They are well positioned and hold stuff (i.e. my phone) really well, which not all pockets do. High praise on the pockets.
Fabrics: Pomona Shorts are made up in Essex Linen in Teal, and Pietra Shorts are made up in Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Olive. Tops are made with silk noil and Noodlehead fabrics, respectively.