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Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

Sewing the Sunset shorts (La Maison Victor)

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La Maison Victor’s Sunset shorts were released last summer. I immediately tilted on it but my project list is already well populated, I only sewed it this spring finally … And modified my initial mistakes at the beginning of the summer.

ITEM SHOP QUANTITY PRICE
Sunset shorts pattern  LMV july/august 2018  1 0 €
Stretch blue twill (remnants) Metermerter.dk 0,8 m 0 €
People poplin (remnant) Mondial Tissus 0,4 m 0 €
2cm elastic Stock 1 m 1,20 €
Thread Stock 0 0 €
Total     1,20 €

The Sunset shorts pattern

 

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The boss of the short Sunset comes from the magazine La Maison Victor from July-August 2018. I think it is the 2nd pattern from the magazine (excluding PDF of the Lora dress) that I sew after the Maya top of the same issue  (#realization).

The feature that made me love it at it’s release is the large pockets that combine with the belt loops.

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The sheets of LMV magazines are not very large, A2 format I think. As a result, the pattern’s pieces are often cut into multiple bits when they exceed the sheets’s size … but then, I admit that I did not understand why some pieces were cut.

It’s just shorts, not like there are long legs or long sleeves to put on. A little painful to assemble.

Patron de short facile à réaliser

Otherwise, the step-by-step to sew it is clear as usual and the proposed finishes are clean. There is even a sew-along video available.

Sewing Sunset shorts

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The length

No big surprise or problem sewing those shorts. I found it a little too long for my smallish legs so I shortened it about 5 to 10 cm (I do not know too much) once all was assembled. I then used the cut strips to make a false cuff. False setback that crumbles a lot to wear as you can see.

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

Paperbag waist & belt: stay focused

I had to redo the paperbag waist twice, however. I did fold back the waist correctly the first time and when I topstitched from the outside, the inner layer wasn’t sewn everywhere. And so I also caused an offset of my stitching on belt loops integrated pockets (photo above).

So, the elastic tunnel was incompletely sewn, I thought I could go without any elastic. Nope. Tightening the waist just with the belt on the outside is not pretty.

A point that make it necessary to take time and be precise … without there being any real difficulty.

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The pockets are doubled (hurrah for remnants).

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The pockets are spacious.

Patron Short Sunset (La Maison Victor)

The organic fabric that gives me a rash

The fabric is a lightweight organic cotton twill with stretch purchased from Metermeter. He just has the right weight but crumples a little.

On the other hand, I made Bruges pants with the same fabric that I cannot wear because it triggers a rash on my thighs … I do not know why. Friction? With the Sunset shorts it’s OK. But the Bruges pants, even after washes, triggered me a rash after 1 hour or 2 wearing it.

I admit to being very disappointed given the care I took to choose an organic fabric, which was not cheap.

Patron de short facile à réaliser

And every time I go to the wa-wa, my obsessive side makes me lose 5 minutes to tie a nice belt knot. * SIGHS *

Last words on that shorts pattern

This pattern is very nice, quite original and quick to sew even if it probably size a little big like all the La Maison Victor’s patterns. On a paperbag short it is not really a problem and I rather enjoyed having a little air circulating during summer.

Now, the question is “does the paperbag style really suit me?” … not sure. I also have the Harper pants waiting to be traced but I’m wondering.

This being so, I find that these shorts are good enough for me to wear regularly, especially since I think it will be really nice for the fall and probably winter also, with tights of course.

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3 Commentaires

  • 11 September 2019 at 21:48
    Morgane

    Il est fort joli ce short ! Ceinture et poches, c’est effectivement un bon combo. La coupe paperbag te va bien, en tout cas en version short. Je crois t’avoir vu avec un pantalon jaune moins seyant au niveau taille. Peut être parce que la couleur est plus claire. Je suis stupéfaite de cette histoire d’allergie en version pantalon.

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  • 18 September 2019 at 10:56
    Fanfreluche

    J’aime bien ton short. Je trouve que la forme paperbag te va bien. Et le short te fait un joli popotin. Ensuite, j’admire surtout les superbes détails: poches, passants de ceinture etc.
    Pour l’allergie, peut-être que c’est lié à la teinture utilisée pour le tissu? Bio n’est pas toujours une garantie de l’absence de problème… Cela dit, je ne suis pas une experte. Il faudrait peut-être en parler à Mars-Elle, qui étudie tout cela en détail.

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    • 22 September 2019 at 12:23

      Merci Fanfreluche ! Ecoute, apparement les avis sont partagés quand à la seyance de ce short sur mon popotin… Ma sœeur dit oui, mon meilleur ami dit non. Je crois que je vais le mettre quand ça me chante et pis c’est tout !

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