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"Hello Charleston Shorts"

Added Jun 8, 2011

by tashmopolitan

Tampa, United St...






So, my husband and I recently moved to South Carolina from Florida for a job. On the weekends we go exploring Charleston…there is so much to do here! From historical downtown to the old plantations….I’m definitely going to need some cute shorts for summer! So here is the first of many to come!

For these I used Simplicity Easy to sew pattern 2258( wanted to start simple…they are my first shorts you know.) They are simple with elastic! I added the ties ends from the skirt in the pattern so my shorts wouldnt look like granny pants. I love how they turned out! Super fun fabric was a b-day gift from a gal pal..
Lightweight and comfy! Perfect for porch swings, Sweet tea, and all things summertime brings!

Material Notes

Some sort of cotton blend…1 and 1/2 yds
elastic and a coupla buttons.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Preppy, Vintage

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    Jun 10, 2011, 11.19 AMby u120418

    I agree with everyone else! Your shorts rock!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 01.19 AMby rebeccalady

    i was looking at your shorts thinking “ahhhh! i want to make them!” so i searched for the pattern online only to discover i already own it!!!! :-) i’ve made the skirt and loved it… the shorts don’t look all that appealing on the envelope, but wow! you have inspired me to add these to my to-do list !

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      Jun 10, 2011, 03.13 AMby tashmopolitan

      Ya, that pic is horrible, but add the ties ends from the skirt to hide the waistband and choose a better fabric and they will look nothing like the pic! good luck!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 09.12 PMby dodalee

    Your shorts are really beautiful and so professional looking. What a great job for your first time. My daughter would love me to make them for her.

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      Jun 10, 2011, 03.14 AMby tashmopolitan

      Thanks you should! They are super easy!

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    Jun 9, 2011, 03.56 AMby thefabledneedle

    Love these! The print/color you chose really help make the shorts rock! The ties too. Great job. :)

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    Jun 8, 2011, 05.59 PMby evelynnouveau

    Ohhh These are so fab I have this pattern and was thinking about how they would turn out! After seeing yours I am making them for sure and quickly before the summer goes!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 03.14 AMby tashmopolitan

      They are super comfy too!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 05.27 PMby Shira B

    Those pants are so cute :) I want them! and the fabric is so nice :D

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    Jun 8, 2011, 02.49 PMby turtlegirl00

    so cute!!! excellent job with your shorts! and I love the shoes too! :)

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    Jun 8, 2011, 02.19 PMby aleah

    One of the sweetest fabrics I have ever seen, definitely does not look like your first par of shorts! The pockets look so professional, gah, great job. :)

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    Jun 8, 2011, 02.02 PMby hdk100

    The ties are a great touch, and your friend has very good taste: the fabric is so cute!!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 01.38 PMby zsyzu

    Very nice execution for a first time pair of shorts. Plus, you’ve picked the perfect accessories. Is that a Betsey Johnson necklace? Cute all around!

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      Jun 10, 2011, 03.16 AMby tashmopolitan

      haha… i wish! I got it at wetseal for like $5!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 01.31 PMby Dee Durrant

    Love the fabric print!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 01.03 PMby Debby H

    Love the fabric and the button detail. Wish I had your pins to wear shorts but very pretty on you.

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