I have had a very difficult time finding clothes that I like, fit my style, fit me, and go with my basically black wardrobe. You would think that it would be very easy to find clothes that go with black, but for me it’s not, unfortunately. So I have been looking for fabric to make me some clothes, and that isn’t easy, either. So a while back, I found a store that sells fabric for upholstering furniture, and they had an entire section of black based material. There were a couple hundred different patterns to choose from, and I decided to buy two to try out. The fabric is so wide, that in addition to the shorts, I got a skirt, too.
I love this brocade-paisley like pattern, in addition to black and white it has a bit of beige in it, too. The shorts were very easy to make, I really like the way they look and fit, and the upholstery material is very sturdy but not stiff. They even dress up nicely. Although, I have come to realize that I should call them culottes, since that’s more like what they are and it’s more on-trend than shorts!