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Blue Pleated Shorts

Added Jul 29, 2013

by jackaroe

Mechelen, Belgium

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Description

I finished my first pair of shorts! Hooray!
I had to take in the side seams and the inside leg seams. I also lengthened the shorts. Obviously, I only realised the shorts were so short when I tried them on, so I had to cut out and sew on a new piece for the cuffs.
My finished waistband was a bit on the small side, so I cut another piece and folded my new waistband on the seam. Does that make sense?
I also did my very first lapped zipper. I wish I had done some research on beforehand and used the Sandra Betzina method (featured here: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3831/video-an-easy-flat-fly-front-zipper) instead of the Burda method. It makes more sense and would probably have turned out a little bit better. (Although I’m not totally unhappy with how my zipper looks now.)
More info here: http://lientjedriel.blogspot.be/2013/07/shorts.html

Material Notes

I used a cotton with some stretch and it suits this pattern perfectly. I was a little worried that this fabric might be a little on the thin side, but that wasn’t necessary really. It wrinkles a bit but not too much and feels light and breezy on a hot summer day.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 30, 2013, 07.59 AMby melongrowergirl

    Very nice! I would wear them too! ;-)

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      Jul 30, 2013, 11.35 AMby jackaroe

      thanks :-)

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    Jul 29, 2013, 05.38 PMby Slotaby

    Really cute! The fit looks great!

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      Jul 29, 2013, 08.35 PMby jackaroe

      Thank you!

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