It’s been a very warm summer in Wellington. The warmest summer on record in fact. So I’ve been making, and wearing, lots and lots and lots of shorts, and lots, and lots of short-sleeved Scroop Miramar tops.
I tend to make my shirts in solids and stripes, but I like fun, patterned bottoms. Summer shorts should be a wee bit silly. You’ve already seen my Smaug Shorts as a pretty good example of that.
When it comes to fun and wacky, my latest pair of shorts leaves the Smaug shorts well in the dust.
Yes. They have hedgehogs all over them. In green and fuchsia purple:
I just couldn’t resist when the fabric came in at Made Marion Craft. It’s a beautifully soft cotton drill, and Hedgehog Girl is my superhero alter ego after all (she rescues hedgehogs).
I know it’s slightly ridiculous to wear hedgehog shorts when you’re on the dark side of 30, but I’ve embraced the fact that slightly ridiculous is something I’m OK with being.
Fuchsia and bamboo green on taupe-grey isn’t the easiest colour scheme to coordinate tops with, but luckily I had this viscose jersey in stash, just perfect for a Miramar.
I made this Miramar a tunic rather than a shirt, because I like the look of tunics over shorts. On me I feel it makes them a bit dressier, and lends the outfit a bit more gravitas. I’m not sure how much gravitas you can manage in hedgehog shorts though!
I tend to ruch the tunic up a bit so I can put my hands and other things in my pockets. Enormous pockets are mandatory in shorts as far as I’m concerned. And when you get to draft your own patterns, you can add all the pockets you want to a pattern!
I really don’t want the tunic look, I can always tie the Miramar up.
The ’80s and early ’90s are back in right? I’ve even heard rumours that not only are scrunchies having a renaissance, but we’re about to see those circular T-shirt slides for knotting your T-shirt up again. Remember those?
No matter how mad the ’80s revival gets, please stop me if I start cutting out the extra hedgehog motifs from my scraps and applying them to my shirt and highlighting them with glitter puff paint!
The photos were taken during one of our weekend walks down around the Wellington coast. I always feel happier around water, and love the way the coast changes ever day, with different weather, and different tides.
I always find something fun on our walks. On this trip I found the remains of this amazing crab:
Camouflage skills on fleek! (that’s what the hip young things are saying these days, right?)