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Natty's Practice Sailor Shorts

Added Apr 20, 2009

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I made these shorts as a practice round for some sailor shorts that I am planning to make from corduroy. I used this fabric because I don’t especially like the floral pattern, but now that the shorts are made it has grown on me. My starting off point was the Burda pattern called Ruby. I lengthened it to make the high waist and sewed up the sides instead of having the side buttons. Next I examined my mom’s wool sailor pants that she got at the army surplus store to figure out how the front flap and buttons work. Now that I’ve completed these shorts, I feel confident enough to try them out again in the corduroy. I cheated on these ones and used snaps instead of making all of those button holes.

Material Notes

Cotton from the thrift store, buttons, and snaps.




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    Apr 26, 2010, 01.07 AMby blondebeth666

    Loooove these!!

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    May 31, 2009, 02.35 PMby MissWilliams

    These are amazing! and so is your other creations! You should consider doing How to’s!

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    Apr 26, 2009, 09.47 AMby sarahuk4

    cute and i LOVE the fabric

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    Apr 23, 2009, 05.21 PMby sarahnix

    these are wonderful!!

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    Apr 21, 2009, 02.57 PMby zozowahine

    Soooooper cute!

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    Apr 21, 2009, 08.37 AMby lizah

    these are just great! love it:)

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    Apr 21, 2009, 06.51 AMby abucketfulofheather

    These are so gorgeous! I actually love the print, too. Super retro!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 09.26 PMby slingstring

    if i could pull these off, i’d sew these up right now! i can see how the fabric wouldn’t be too appealing on its own but it works SO WELL with this project! i am loving all your creations! (and i love the blue theme, intentional or not!)

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    Apr 20, 2009, 08.35 PMby figamadood

    Cute and fun!

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