|Joost saw Hanne's pictures and was like 'ew that alley always smells like pee' but this part really wasn't too bad.
These are the Morgan jeans (AGAIN), obviously shortened a bit. I widened the leg by a few cm to make it a bit looser around the thighs and avoid that sort of reverse muffin top effect super tight shorts give (shudder). Getting this cut out was a puzzle since I only had one meter of this silver-coated denim and had already used a sizeable piece for a tote bag!
I just sewed these up as instructed, since I didn't make any changes apart from chopping most of the length off. My full length pair stretches out quite a lot after wearing it (even for a few hours) but these seem to have more recovery... Maybe it's the silver coating that prevents this non-stretch denim from getting stretched out in the first place?
That same silver coating posed some problems when it came to pressing. I could not apply the iron directly, even with lots of steam, without the silver coming off the fabric and onto the iron. Pressing cloth it was! I topstitched everything with a triple straight stitch and grey thread, and it looks pretty good (apart from that mismatched yoke seam...)
I made Hanne do jumping pictures so she wanted to get even. I've already worn these shorts three times since making them a week ago, which makes them a definite winner in my book! There was some debate about the hem finish, with some people preferring it cuffed and some people liking the hem just turned and stitched. I left the thing long enough to roll up into a cuff without making it look obscene, and thought I could always shorten the hem a bit more if I tire of cuffed shorts!
Hanne was sort of happy to see that I find taking pictures just as awkward as she did. It might sound weird coming from someone who takes loads of pictures of herself for this blog, but I really don't like having my picture taken. You guys tend to get a selection of what I consider to be 'acceptable' ones, but I have to admit that most of the pictures I take look like this:
This moment of blogging productivity has come to an end though. I'm leaving for a few days in Leipzig and Berlin on Saturday, and don't have anything to photograph! I am planning to try and draw some things, so if I manage to make a few nice sketches I might show you some.
Until then I will say goodbye with the song that inspired this post title (and maybe even these shorts). I tried counting the Justin Timberlakes in this a few times but always had to give up...