The “Lake Lure” Shorts
Fabric | Denim left over from several projects
Pattern | Jalie 2908 shortened
Year | modern
Notions | rainbow top stitch thread, zipper, interfacing
Time to complete | about 4 hours
First worn | Saturday.
Wear again? probably
Total price | I’m not sure. Everything was already here at the house.
When the new themes were posted I really couldn’t figure out what to do for this week’s city theme. I haven’t actually been to many major cities and unless I wanted to make myself some soccer mom style capri pants (which I actually do need) I wasn’t doing my suburb. So I sort of planned to skip this week. Then I got around to tracing my Jalie Jeans pattern. I wanted to test the fit without using a lot of fabric so I folded the pieces up to be the length of cut offs just like the ones that Baby wore in Dirty Dancing. What does this have to do with the theme? Well I grew up in Rutherford county only on very small town over from Lake Lure NC where Dirty Dancing was filmed. I didn’t move there until a few years after the move came out though.
I wore these all day Saturday and I think I’m pleased with the fit. I took my measurements and ended up tracing the pattern two sizes smaller then I did for my pink cords. The rise is lower and they are fitted but I think in a good way. One thing I really like about this pattern is the way the rise is much higher in the back then the front so I can have low rise pants without a plumbers crack.