Christmas Down Under shorts

Added Dec 31, 2011

by macska

Wellington, New ...

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Christmas time “down under” (in Australia and New Zealand) is summertime! Which seems to me to be a good time to make a pair of Christmas-red shorts.

Made from Simplicity 6946 from 1975, using version 1 – the “hip huggers” variant, which sits a scandalous 1.5" below the natural waistline. gasp!

This pattern promised to deliver a pair of shorts using 1 metre or less of fabric, so I put it to the test with some red cotton drill left over from making a dress earlier this year and sure enough – it lived up to it’s promise. A good pattern for scrap-and-remnant busting, as it turns out.

The pattern came together quickly and easily, although I will be making a couple of alterations next time round as it’s a bit loose around the waist.

There are some more details over on my blog

Material Notes

Cotton drill

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Jan 2, 2012, 06.24 AMby schnui

    Great shorts which appear to be a perfect fit for you.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 12.10 PMby erin

    Love them, really great!!!

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