Last year summer in Wellington was a non-starter. Â I barely made a summer wardrobe, and didn’t get to wear the few pieces I did make. Â This year Wellington is making up for lost sunshine with a vengeance. Â It’s been SUNNY and STICKY. Â Mr D & I have been spending lots of time outside, gardening and going for walks, which means lots of shorts & T-shirts.
Luckily I found the perfect shorts fabric over winter. Â Isn’t it wonderful when you find a fabric and it tells you exactly what it wants to be? Â Down to the last detail! Â So often I know what I want to make, but can’t find the right fabric, or find gorgeous fabric, and have a good general idea of what it should be, but figuring out the design details takes more time than making the actual thing…
Last winter Made Marion Craft got in this fabulous linen blend with a little triangular pattern in yellow & black:
It immediately said two things to me: shorts, and Smaug.
Think of the original cover design for The Hobbit, with the Misty Mountains in the background?
Perfect for summer walks:
Plus a bit of rock climbing on a cool/weird rock pile sculpture on the Wellington coast which we call the ‘Dinosaur Eggs’.
The T-shirt is just a quickie that I made up to test a free T-shirt pattern (not recommended, so no link). The fabric amuses me because it looks like bar codes. Â I wonder what I’d come up as if you scanned me!
There wasn’t enough fabric for matching sleeves, but I’m kind of liking the contrast look of the white ones.
I absolutely love these shorts and have been wearing them as often as they come out of the wash. I think I might need to make another pair. Luckily I have more fabric. The next pair might be Misty Mountains up and Smaug in the pockets…