Simple Green Linen Shorts for Me Made May

I lost my sewing mojo this month, just in time for Me Made May. That’s ok, because I decided that I will do more reflecting and less sewing this month. It will help me appreciate my sewing journey. I do want to sew a few things this month if I can muster the energy. So I encouraged myself to sew something simple. I made green linen shorts.

I used an easy pattern by McCall’s. It’s McCall’s 6843. I purchased it in 2016 and just recently cut into it. It’s a very easy pattern to sew together. It took me 2 hours to complete this project. Can’t beat that!

McCall’s 6843 includes options for short shorts, long shorts, cropped pants and long pants. I made the short shorts. It has pockets. I realize that every time I say or write that, that I might be seriously obsessed with pockets.

For these green linen shorts, I used some leftover fabric that I had from a recent dress that I made. I only needed 7/8 of a yard to make these shorts. What a great fabric buster. The shorts are very comfortable. The waist has 3 casings for the elastic, although I decided to only make 2 casings. It gives it a nice look.

This month’s theme for May is “bottoms”. I decided on my usual number of five items to plan on completing. Here are the patterns I chose:

I bought most of these patterns in 2016. The only new pattern that I purchased recently (as in this year) is Simplicity 8841. It’s also the pattern that I am most excited about making. I like the cropped pants. I like how the pockets are on the outside.

Butterick 5893 is a pattern for very wide leg pants or shorts. I’ve used this pattern once before. I made black linen wide leg pants which I modified to make as cropped pants. The pants are very wide legged. Simplicity 1069 is a pattern for high waisted pants, shorts or skirts. It’s the only pattern in my plans that involves a zipper. The rest have elasticated waists. Simplicity 8393 is a pattern for wide, long pants with a slit on the side or without a slit. I’m not too excited about the slit on the side. I don’t think it’s quite my style. So I think I’ll make the regular pants without the slit.

We will see how May goes. I can’t seem to get my sewing mojo back. I’m in a little bit of a funk. Sewing (and creating) always helps me. It’s like my therapy. So I should try to encourage myself to make something.

For now, I am enjoying the Instagram Me Made May posts on my sewing community Instagram. It’s so inspiring!

Happy Me Made May and Happy Sewing!


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