When I hear the name Esther, I always think of Madonna and how she chose this as her Kabbalah name (probably more than 10 years ago now!). I just thought I’d throw that useless fact in before I started talking about the shorts.
These are actually my second pair of Esther shorts, a rather new Tessuti pattern. I haven’t blogged about my first pair yet since they were planned for the last week of Indie Month. Being my second pair, these ones are also my best. I made a straight size 8 and just took a few inches off the length.
I’m not usually a fan of shorts. I haven’t worn them for years, and yet over the past six months, I’ve made a pair of Rite of Spring, some culottes, and now two pairs of Esthers! Times are a changing!
I love these shorts. They are flattering, comfortable and so easy to make. Cotton sateen works beautifully for the design. I like the slight stretch for the fit and comfort it provides. The fabric I used was a new Tessuti fabric. I’m pretty sure it’s still available, and in another colourway too.
The top was self drafted by draping on my new Alice. I’m not entirely happy with this top. It will do for now, but I can do better. I think the ease needs a bit of tweaking in spots.