I was a giant Rainbow Brite fan when I was a little kid so I was over the moon when I found a flat Rainbow Brite sheet dated 1983 at the Brimfield Antique Market this past fall! It looks as though it was used barely at all, the colors are amazing. I paired it with some vintage eyelet trim I found a while back for the perfect combo of 1980’s nostalgia. I chose not to put pockets on these shorts because they are made out of a sheet, I had a worry that the pressure of pockets might cause too much wear on them. These are light and airy and meant to be worn when you’re lounging.
I try to give my best guess on the sizing but encourage you to always use your measurements. It can be tricky to measure your own body and add in enough extra space for ease and such so my best advice is to measure something you already have and love the fit of. That being said, based on the measurements, these shorts would likely be best for someone who generally wears a depending on how you like the fit.
The materials I use are vintage and will show some wear and minor imperfections. This is a beautiful patina that comes from years of love and mending. Any major imperfections are carefully repaired through visible mending. My goal is first to make you a garment that is sturdy af and will last a lifetime and second, a one of a kind piece of wearable art. I recommend washing your new garment on a gentle cycle and laying flat to dry. Thank you for being part of Mother Nature’s Army by supporting slow fashion.