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High Waist Shorts

Added Aug 18, 2009

by Shalyn McFaul

Toronto, Canada






I hate low rise everything…so much. I was so happy when I heard high waists were coming back, but it sure took me forever to design/make something going along with that trend. But here it is! Work them as vintage style or modern trend.

Personal design. 100% hand sewn. Fully lined.

Check out more of about this and of my other work on my blog!

Material Notes

Synthetic stuff from the sale section at Dressew. $1 per 1×2 meters!




Garment Type
Polyester, Rayon

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    Apr 17, 2011, 04.08 PMby mnavoy

    love them

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    Dec 5, 2009, 12.07 PMby pokey3000

    Absolutely beautiful, I share loathing of low rise. These are so flattering! But is there no way you share the pattern with us?

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      Dec 5, 2009, 06.35 PMby Shalyn McFaul

      I’m afraid I’ve not yet learned the skills of posting a pattern. I can tell you that I traced a pattern off of some normal shorts that I had in my closet and then added a flat strip of cloth wide enough to reach the rest of the way up to my waistline. Then I took in the extra material on each side of my waist along that strip. Does that make sense

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    Aug 18, 2009, 08.46 AMby nessie

    I love these !!! (so bad we can’t add in favorites anymore on the new burdastyle)

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    Aug 18, 2009, 07.13 AMby toucan

    Hi Shalyn These are gorgeous! I used to have a similar pair that had a couple of deep (unpressed) pleats in the front but smooth at the back. You’ve made me nostalgic for them!

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