Clearly these shorts have become a summer favorite as this is my fourth version of these cute shorts within a few short months.
here. I am not a pattern tester nor have been compensated in any way. This just happens to be the 'shorts of the moment' for me this year. :)
All About Fabrics textile outlet store.
BurdaStyle calls this type of pocket Hip Pockets, also known as Inset Pockets. I am preferring this sort of pocket to an in-seam pocket on my pants. Because I was running out of fabric, the pocket piece is obviously the linen blend fabric, but the pocket facing is the same white cotton I used to line the waistband. Works perfectly here too! And because of this project, am realizing I need to keep a stock of quality soft 100% white cotton for these very reasons. You can see version 1 out of vintage cotton, 2 out of quilting cotton, and 3 out of white twill with back pockets added. Wearing the Alabama Chanin hand-stitched 6-panel tank top today.
Greenville, South Carolina area was known as the Textile Capital of the World..... though not anymore as most of our manufacturing companies have relocated overseas. All About Fabrics, operating out of one old mill in the historic, small town of Williamston, SC has found a way to survive by selling wholesale textile goods to business customers, and opening their doors to the public 3 days out of the beginning of each month. I've lived in this area for over 27 years and decided I needed to (finally!) visit this place I'd heard so much about. After about an hour's drive from where I live, I arrived to find an old mill building turned into a warehouse facility. Their non-working smokestack is a familiar sight as every mill had a smokestack.
Happy Sewing Everyone! :)