Last week’s winter shorts are finished and ready to go. In fact, I wore them this morning.
It took four fittings and a lot of unpicking to transform them from Danny DeVito sized trousers to Liz Haywood sized shorts. The drawback to cutting down a large garment into a smaller one is that, in terms of fitting and proportion, it’s never as good as starting from scratch. You just have to work with what’s there. In my case I ended up with real “Harry High Pants” because the crotch was so deep, but no matter -they’re pretty comfortable.
I ummed and ahhed a great deal about the length. The winter shorts I Googled last week were all short shorts, but there were a few knee length exceptions.
I think I’m going to enjoy wearing these; the fabric is beautiful, the colour goes with nearly everything, and they’ll be brilliant for riding a bike.