As soon as I saw the new twill from the Lisette line I knew it was meant just for me. I snatched up two yards and started thinking about which pattern to use. I remembered Justine made a fab pair of Ikat badminton shorts, so these are inspired by her, who was in turn inspired by Peta's, community effort.
I made Oliver + S Badminton in the 18-24 month size and they fit perfecto on George, I haven't tried them on Izzy yet but I left a little room in the elastic just in case they work for her too. They should as she is the one I measured when choosing the pattern size.
My only dilemma when using this fabric was how it would be sooo obvious I suck at pattern matching being the shorts are two pieces (not including the waistband), so I decided to turn my pattern pieces into one thus eliminating the side seams.
Wanna know how I did it? (
Then I matched up the lines I had drawn and taped the two pieces together and cut two of my now one pattern piece. Easy peasy!