I think these might well be my new summer favourite piece of clothing. I’m so glad that I made time to sew them (finishing at 3am) the day before we went on holiday!
These are the Megan Nielson Flint Shorts, and as you may have spotted- I love them! They are also very straightforward to make, and there is extensive tutorial help on the website too for almost every phase of the sewing. They do have a very clever closure that means you step in through the pocket, which means no fiddly zips, just buttons or ties.
Before I made these, I had seen lots of versions of the cropped trouser variation, but not really any shorts. This is definitely an oversight, because the shorts are very flattering and comfortable too. I wore them almost continually in 30 degree heat in Italy and they were just perfect. They are worn here with my Briar tee, so I think Megan Nielson might be one of my favorite pattern designers.
I think I also love these shorts for the fabric too. This was a charity shop bargain which I bought last summer with the vague plan for shorts anyway. I think it may once have been a curtain because it had some very well established creases from a deep hem and a variety of stains to cut around. It always feels good though to have snaffled a bargain, and it made these shorts very economical!
I think I may have to make another pair immediately (though there are quite a few things in my sewing queue so something will have to give). They work well with a heavier weight cotton, so I’m thinking possibly the cotton twill left over from covering my dining chairs might do the trick!
If you are wondering, the amazing lake in the background of these photos is the Lago di Sorapiss, a glacial lake in the Dolomites. It is freezing cold, which explains why there is no-one swimming even on a hot day, and the colour is a result of all the glacial sediment.