Barbapapa Shorts

Added Apr 25, 2011

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

this was my first project this year, when i was on my winter holiday. the fabric reminded me of some 90’s art (Ken Done in particular came to my mind). i remember having pieces of clothings back in the 90’s that looked similar..(though i can’t really remember exactly what.)

since the colours and shapes are already screaming, i decided to make a simple pair of shorts from it, with rubber band on the waist part. after i finished making them, it dawned on me that the colours are actually Barbapapa colours!

so of course i name them the Barbapapa shorts. you can imagine that the shapes are actually Barbapapas hiding on my shorts, haha!

since i only had a bit of the fabric, the hem allowance was too short that after i sew it, they just keep getting rolled upwards. so i sew some wide bias tape over the hem allowance from the inside (you can see a bit of it on the last pic). i THINK it solves the problem. we’ll see how it goes!

Material Notes

50cm of cotton jersey (should be a bit more), 1cm wide rubber band (+ bias tape, in my case..)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Casual, Other
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

Burda

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.54 PMby saxsilverain

    thanks everyone! :) it’s the fabric that does it all.. Barbapapa rules! :D

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.15 AMby carottesauvage

    Ah the Barbapapas! Really cool fabric!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 10.08 PMby filousia

    i loveeee your short the fabric is really beautiful!!!!barbapapa was one of my favourite book :)))

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    Apr 26, 2011, 10.08 PMby filousia

    i loveeee your short the fabric is really beautiful!!!!barbapapa was one of my favourite book :)))

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    Apr 26, 2011, 09.48 PMby emilywirt

    I love these! Awesome fabric. You have great photographs, too. Perfect for these shorts.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 10.03 PMby eddalind

    Now I have the barbapapa theme song stuck in my head :) I like the shorts, they are really fun.

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