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Essential white summer shorts

Added Mar 11, 2011

by smurfette2010

Vancouver, Canada






Yes, it’s still early spring, but I’ve already started my long-term project – I’m attempting to sew myself a spring/summer wardrobe, and this is the first item on my list, essential summer shorts!

This is from Simplicity 2367. I love the shape of the shorts and the leg cuff and the big pockets. (The back has darts and no pockets.) And best of all, it was super easy to make! The only painful part was making all the carriers and interfacing, but compared to some of my other projects, this was not a lot of work at all. In fact, I like it so much that I’m making another pair of these shorts in black herringbone right now.

I used a cotton/polyester stretch blend so that it wouldn’t wrinkle too much when I sit down. The fabric has just a little bit of stretch to it, which is great. Although it’s not clear in the picture, the fabric is actually off-white, and has a very subtle vertical weave and just a tiny little bit of sparkle woven into it.

Also on my blog.

Material Notes

Cotton/polyester blend




Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Jul 13, 2011, 06.27 AMby eremish

    I made a pair of those for a friend and she loved them!

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      Jul 13, 2011, 01.05 PMby smurfette2010

      That is awesome!!! What a lucky friend :)

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    May 7, 2011, 10.32 PMby spanky

    Love them. Will have to find this pattern or figure out how you did it.

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    Mar 12, 2011, 08.03 PMby lucyrev

    I need to get that pattern! I love them. They remind of me the bloomers I used to wear under dresses as a little kid…but not in a bad way. :)

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    Mar 12, 2011, 12.12 AMby skeeler

    cute cute cute

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    Mar 11, 2011, 06.40 PMby toja

    These are ADORABLE….

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    Mar 11, 2011, 04.26 PMby smurfette2010

    Thanks everyone! Making shorts helps me dream of summer…

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    Mar 11, 2011, 03.40 PMby aleah

    Good job! Gotta love shorts.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.21 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Super cute.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 12.54 PMby knt831

    Very cute! I just finished the same pattern not too long ago.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.43 AMby mixtlii

    They are really cool!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 07.33 AMby redslippers

    these look great- will have to get this pattern i think

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