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Named Astrid Wrap Shorts - Pattern Test

I absolutely love the new collection from Named called Royals .  I was lucky to have the opportunity to test the Astrid Wrap Shorts , which is a two in one pattern of either shorts or full length wide legged pants. Here are the versions on the Named site: The pattern was clear and easy to follow.  The only tricky part was ensuring the place where the wrap starts is nice and neat. I made my version out of some cream herringbone linen I bought in Tessuti Melbourne several years ago: Not sure what my face is doing here... And here is the front: back: and side, where the tie is: I love these shorts.  I am not sure the plain linen is the best fabric to use for visual impact, but they are super comfortable and a good weight for Sydney. I did have a sizing issue in that they turned out quite a bit larger than expected, which means I need to pull the tie tighter and makes it look messy.  As this was a pattern test I would not take this as necessarily true of the