After I finished my Field Study Colette Iris Shorts, I knew I would be sewing up another pair in the near future. I searched around for the perfect print for my second pair and found this Amy Butler home decor sateen fabric. It’s called Kasbah in Emerald. I purchased it from Hawthorne Threads. They don’t have it available on their website right now, but I found it at Jimmy Beans Wool and it’s currently on sale. This fabric is the perfect weight for shorts. It has a nice sheen to it and barely wrinkles.
I love this fabric paired with this chambray shirt. For this pair, I cut a straight 4 and made no alterations. I very very very carefully cut out each piece so the pattern would match at the seams. The downfall of using home decor fabric is most of them have very large prints. I really had to think about where to place each pattern piece on the fabric so the ikat design wouldn’t get all chopped up.
My careful work paid off! The design matches perfectly!
If you haven’t already figured out from all the pictures….I wore this outfit out for an evening walk and a trip to the dog park with Piper. I love how this outfit is not too dressy for the dog park, but nice enough for walking around downtown!