Meet Iris, our final addition to the Colette Patterns lineup for today!
Clearly, you guys were the inspiration for this pattern. So many of you asked for an easy shorts pattern, something cute and a little bit retro for summer. Since, along with sundresses, I basically live in brightly colored or patterned shorts in the summers, it didn’t take much arm twisting.
The Iris shorts have a medium-high rise, very similar to the Clover pants. Also like the Clovers, they have a side zip rather than fly front, which make them much faster and easier to put together, and gives that nice simple and flat front. A front-side seam holds in-seam pockets.
You can add buttons to the pockets, giving them a little bit of a nautical look, or leave them without for a really clean style.
Iris features a 4.5 inch inseam length. These are definitely not booty shorts or hot pants, but they’re also nowhere near bermuda length. Of course, you can always lengthen or shorten them to your taste.
Both of the versions you see here were made with a medium weight cotton twill. We paired them here with the Violet blouse, of course.
Iris is a classic summer staple, the type of thing you can whip up in a range of colors. That’s my plan, anyway.