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Karl Lagerfeld Skirt turned Shorts!

Added May 15, 2011

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Wow, I have to admit, I didn’t think this would turn out to be so simple. I took the Lagerfeld skirt pattern and literally just copy-and-pasted the crotch section of a pair of well-fitting shorts right onto it.
I love Lagerfeld, and I loved this skirt pattern, but I just really needed a pair of shorts (for my 10 piece winter travel set – you can read about it on my blog if you’d like). Also, I just don’t wear mini skirts that much. Oh yes, I did make the shorts quite a bit longer than the original skirt pattern. On a model, the original would be fabulous – on me? Uhm, no.
Sorry the black is just so difficult to photograph well…
By the way, I also made the blouse – it is posted here in my studio as well.

Material Notes

Some cotton blend denim type of material. I forgot…




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jun 30, 2011, 12.51 PMby miismeri

    Can i ask, do they bunch around the croth area?

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      Jun 30, 2011, 06.35 PMby ajtak7171

      No, actually, they fit really well without bunching anywhere. I copied down the crotch part from a well-fitting pair of shorts I own…

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    May 20, 2011, 05.14 AMby smallone

    Brilliant they would make really cool trousers too!

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    May 18, 2011, 10.54 AMby urbandon

    Brilliant conversion.

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      May 18, 2011, 01.43 PMby ajtak7171

      Oh, that’s a great compliment – I just visited your studio and I love your style!

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    May 16, 2011, 03.40 PMby aluckmann

    These are great shorts! I love how they look a little dressy, yet can still be dressed down with a pair of flip-flops and tank.

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    May 16, 2011, 12.40 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    really nice adaption! sweet job

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      May 16, 2011, 06.19 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you – what a great compliment coming from you, Ms. 50 projects! I love your style!

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    May 15, 2011, 09.38 PMby Seeks Corey

    Love it! Good improvisation.

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      May 16, 2011, 06.17 AMby ajtak7171

      Thanks! And so encouraging for future projects… :-)

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    May 15, 2011, 07.42 PMby knt831

    Great job!! I love your shorts!

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      May 16, 2011, 06.16 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much!

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