The newest pattern from Filles a Maman is here and now available in her shop! I tested the Clemence Shorts a few weeks ago, putting my name in the testing hat on a whim. I’ve tested for Mel before, and she is such a sweetheart. I loved how it was set up too, we could sign up for different jobs, from proofreading,
to helping her translate directions (she speaks French), to first or second round of testing. It made me think of Jennifer’s “Kinds of Testers” post. I’m definitely a sit back and sew at the end kind of girl. Heh. I am actually surprised that people signed up for anything BUT that, but I guess there are much more altruistic sewers out there. Ahem.
Anyway, even though the temperatures barely rise out of the teens lately (the forecasted high today is a lovely zero degrees), I loved the look of these shorts.
I sewed them up in some upholstry (I think) fabric my mother-in-law dropped off around a year ago, and they are so sweet. I love the scalloped detail, and the waistband facing. I think each of my girls will have a pair or two of these, and for that matter, I kind of want a pair.
I didn’t make a final decision on how tight to cinch the elastic, so it’s cinched up a bit too tight here, causing a bit of…um…waviness or poufiness in the front that disappeared once I loosened the elastic a bit.
And that’s that…head on over to Filles a Maman if you’d like to see more tester versions!
Are we done yet?