Welcome to the third and final installment of my Chi Town Chino shorts series. Its been quite hot here so these have been on steady rotation. I do love summer but I think I’m ready to pull out my button down shirts and trouser pants.. you? Keep reading for all the details on these short handmade shorts.
As if you haven’t heard enough about them already, the pattern is the Chi Town Chinos by Alina Design Co. I love the waistband style of these shorts. The front and back pattern pieces include the waistband, and there is one facing piece that gets sewn to the inside. I like that it eliminates the step of adding a two piece waistband, and also I feel like it creates a smoother look in the waist.
As this is my fifth pair of Chi Town Chinos, so I won’t go into too much detail on my construction because I don’t want to be a broken record. To see details on my fit adjustments, visit my muslin post here. See my linen chino pants made with the expansion pack here. You can see my other two chino shorts in longer lengths here and here.
The fabric for these shorts was from my stash. It is a stretch woven sateen-type fabric. The stretch makes them super comfortable. I also am loving the neutral grey/blue color that I feel will be a good staple to match my colorful summer tops. The back waist on these got a little ripple-y, not really sure how or why but its not really noticeable when I’m wearing the shorts.
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Pattern: Alina Design Co Chi Town Chinos
Fabric: Stretch woven sateen from stash
Notions: Zipper, pants hook & eye
Adjustments: Center back and rise taken in during muslin stage
Finishes: Serged seams, turned hem
Time: approx 3 hours
Sew it again? I think 5 is enough for now!