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Pleated Shorts 02/2013 #129

Added Jul 29, 2013

by dinagideon

Alexandria, Unit...




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Made these shorts after seeing the adorable model in the Feb 2013 Burda Style Magazine. I had bought the magazine for other patterns, but I am not ready to tackle all the tracing the more complex patterns require, so these shorts eased me into that process. :)

Cut a size 42, they are big in the waist, and fit away from my hips and thighs. Since I am a pear shape, the silhouette flatters my frame, but by the end of the day, they did get a bit saggy (fabric is the fault of that, though). Amazingly, they still looked cute, even if a bit saggy.

I do plan to cut the 40 in a stretchy fabric to see if it fits a bit better, and also plan to cut the 42 with a smaller waistband in a flowy fabric, since I think the skirt/short look is precious and perfection for our hot and humid American South summers.

If you would like to see more, check out the blog post:

Thanks to all the ladies who had posted their photos of the projects before mine, they were very helpful!

Material Notes

Linen/Rayon Blend that frays like crazy. I needed to overcast all the raw edges, but hey, it taught me a new skill!




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    Aug 1, 2013, 08.37 AMby marlalalalere

    Ho la la!!! I clicked at the wrong place and marked your answer as inapropriate!!! Sorry!!!! I just wanted to answer you about burda : you’re right, maybe they want us to look gorgeous all the time with their patterns : we won’t blame them ! :)

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    Jul 30, 2013, 06.04 PMby marlalalalere

    You look too thin for a 42….

    Love it!

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      Jul 31, 2013, 12.38 AMby dinagideon

      Ah, I placed my original comment in the wrong place. Here is what I said:

      Hi, thank you for your comment! :)

      I do hide a bit of a bottom on my frame, so I do have to work around that circumference which is why I always err on the side of bigger than smaller. This pattern seems a touch big compared to my other 42 from Burda, but that could be intentional ease on Burda’s part, too. Ah, well!

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