No surprise; none of them fit - they are all too low-rise and too short for my taste. Here is a photo with some lines drawn where I altered the design. After cutting the shorts, I just laid the pieces on paper, traced and trued the seams. That was a fast pattern and I already know it will be what I want. This is a store-bought muslin!
What I really like about this style is the crotch gusset. It just seems to be a little more flattering and comfortable. I used the spandex fabric I bought in Korea at Dongdaemun. Howie & I went out for a long walk today and these shorts are wonderfully comfortable and it is HOT. (100 degrees F => ~ 37 Celsius)
So now I just need to sew up a bunch of them while I have all the stuff out. Boring, but useful sewing. I'll make a couple pairs in capri length, too. Slowly, my entire wardrobe is made by me. I would buy RTW, but they don't make what I want in a size to fit. Oh well, guess I'll have to continue the little sewing factory thing.
In other news, I heard from my daughter in South Korea - her boyfriend broke his ankle at a theme park. It was a long hard ambulance ride to the hospital where he'll stay until surgery on Tuesday. After months of planning and anticipation, their vacation to the island of Jeju has been cancelled. Well, from a mother's point of view, maybe I don't want them anywhere near the sea anyway (like I have any choice). It is disconcerting when I read in the news that the US has joined with South Korea to carry out naval military exercises in the East Sea. One wonders how much longer things can go on this way. Anyway... there is much suffering in the world, isn't there? Sorry this is a little bit of a bummer. I usually stick to happy news because we all have enough bad news, don't we? Yes, I know. We do.
Taking a page from Myrna's blog, I will note that I am
Grateful: That daughter and the boyfriend have each other.