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Lace Shorts using New Look #6978 as my block pattern

Added Sep 17, 2011

by kellymcort

Sydney, Australia






I’ve been inspired by the styles of blogger Jules from I fell in love with an olive green and black lace skirt outfit (see images) that she had on and decided I needed to whip up something similar.

Using some non-stretch lace I had at home, I bought a gold zip and some stretch poplin for the lining. I’m so used to putting in invisible zips that I had a lot of trouble putting in this standard zipper (a bit of unpicking involved and a couple of you tube videos got me through).

I cut out size 6 but it was a little too small around the hips so I just reduced the 1.5cm seem allowance to 1cm.

The pattern didn’t have lining but due to the sheerness of the lace I had to put some in. I used cotton because I find that standard lining in summer is too hot and sweaty in Australia and cotton is much more comfortable.

It’s a really simple pattern and if made without the lining would only take a few hours to make.

Material Notes

stretch cotton poplin
gold standard zip




Garment Type
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Sep 21, 2011, 09.43 PMby kellymcort

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. To clarify the babe in the photo is blogger Jules and not me ….. :) Wish I had her Jennifer Lopez eyes!! ox

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.05 PMby mahaila

    Very impressive! you did a great job! the black lace makes them quite unique:)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.31 AMby sophielophie

    This are great! Love the pattern on the lace too!

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    Sep 18, 2011, 08.01 PMby milkyway


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    Sep 18, 2011, 06.37 PMby kstyled

    Great Shorts ! Jennifer Lopez, is that you ? (You remind me of her around the eyes.)

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    Sep 17, 2011, 06.22 PMby janene

    Really lovely. Great lace too. Fantastic idea… really well done :-)

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    Sep 17, 2011, 06.18 PMby danii97

    Wow!! cutest things ever!!!!! nice job!

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    Sep 17, 2011, 10.48 AMby postmodest

    I love it! the zipper detail is just perfect <3

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    Sep 17, 2011, 09.04 AMby nikkishell

    Nice work!

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    Sep 17, 2011, 07.32 AMby xx-r0si3-xx

    LOVE! going to go make a pair this weekend! they look alsomee

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