#throwbackthursday #2 – Shorts Aime comme Manège by Aime comme Marie

Hello everyone !

It is going to be a very short article today, to show you my version of the Aime comme Manège high waisted shorts, by the pattern company Aime comme Marie.

I had a big crush on the presentation version made by the designer, in a multicoloured jacquard. As the pattern is a 12 pages PDF which only costs 4 euros, I didn’t hesitate for long. Also, I had some left-over of this wonderful zebra jacquard by Pretty mercerie, which I had used for the skirt of my “La Parisienne” dress. It was perfect to test this pattern which doesn’t consume much fabric. I made the shorts last summer, but i find them easier to wear in winter with black tights. The only issue is, with this length and this print, I don’t feel like wearing it to work so I haven’t worn it much since I made it.

Regarding the pattern, I followed the size corresponding to my measurements but the end result was still too big, especially at the waist. I had to take in an inch or so of fabric on each side (and talk about ripping seams on a black zipper sewed on with black thread on a fabric MADE OF black thread…). It is still a bit too large for me, if I do it again I will definitely cut the XS without any seam allowances.

Nonetheless, it is a quick and easy project to make, perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to sew. And the highwaist looks effortlessly stylish (in my opinion!).

So, what do you think ?

 

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