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The 1950s ‘Mad, Bad & Dangerously Green’ Shorts

I love green, and it’s St Patrick’s week, and I’ve been sewing more for me, so of course I have something green to show you this week.  And it’s pretty awesomely green.  Mad, Bad, and Dangerously Green even.  Are you ready? Aren’t they fabulous!?!  Do you love them?  I love them! OK, the story: The Mad:  Have you seen the print?  I can’t believe I have grass green and mustard and vermillion and aqua and mint and white shorts covered with bright spots and birds.  I’m usually pretty restrained in my fabric and clothes.  And, despite all this, I like them.  Actually, I love them!  (Have I mentioned that before?) The Bad: OK, so the fabric was ridiculously expensive.  Very, very naughty of me.  I saw this fabric, along with the fabric I used in my “Love at First Flight” Dress while in Australia, and I had to have it.  But what on earth could I make with bright grass green birdie and spottie fabric?  How about the least likely thing possible: shorts?  Steph, who is braver than I, convinced me that I wasn’t completely mad, and I went with it. The other bad is that …