| Sewing | Chataigne Shorts

The encouraging words from readers, friends and family have really given me the impetus to persevere with my sewing ambitions. I know that my will shouldn’t really rely on others but I cannot help that my tummy still becomes a fluttery of jitteriness when I wear something that I’ve made. 

My latest project was another from Deer and Doe. The Chataigne Shorts.

Shorts are handmade with Deer and Doe Pattern Short Chataigne
Breton Sailor Shirt from Le Minor.

Purple gabadine + Liberty of London Kitty Grace B cotton lawn.

Having now completed my second Deer and Doe pattern I can honestly say that their instructions are easy to follow and their sizings and fit are spot on for me. I could probably have gone a size smaller but you know me! I prefer a relaxed fit these days.

There is room for creativity with this pattern but I kept it simple and opted for a low waisted version with simple tidy cuffs. I used a purple gabardine (made in UK) that cost me £6.00 in my local fabric shop and used up a remnant of Liberty fabric for the facings and pocket linings. 

I have already made up my mind to make another pair in the future. I’m thinking of a cosy wool/flannel for winter.

P.S. I’ve signed up to Kollabora and you can find me HERE! If you haven’t already heard of Kollabora it’s great. It’s a place where makers of all levels can share inspiration, projects, ideas and patterns. Well worth a look I say.

LINKS | Deer and Doe Patterns Liberty Print Fabric | Take a look at my 1st Deer and Doe Pattern |

Location: Porto, Portugal.