Added Mar 4, 2012
Apo, United States
I made this set using a printable pdf that’s for sale here:
It was really easy and in a great size for a vintage pattern.
To make the contrasting top and bottom strips I just cut 2 more of the waistband piece and sewed it on like bias tape before sewing any of my seams together.
You can read more about this project on my blog A Few Threads Loose:
For the shorts fabric I used a stretch cotton sateen from fabric.com that they unfortunately don’t sell anymore. As much as I love the sateen effect on cotton (ah, sateen sheets) it’s a complete cat hair magnet so I’ll probably avoid it in the future.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
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Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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