Shorts in Glittery 60s Threads

Added Dec 28, 2013

by nrobson

Auckland, New Ze...






Pleated Shorts – BurdaStyle 2/2013 #129

They’re not that bad, although my mother initially thought they’d look great in a ‘pride’ parade, lol! The groovy fabric wasn’t easy to work with because it was originally an unfinished homemade evening dress I’d found in my vintage stash – I think the fabric is boucle – and it was a few sizes too small for me, so I attacked it with my scissors lol. I had to carry out some hidden piecing so I could have enough fabric for all pattern pieces. At least it came complete with pretty satin lining which I used.

I like the pleating, lined pockets, and high waist, however my version has no leeway and grips to the thighs, lol! My waist band ended up thinner than intended. I liked learning to sew the crotch seam as these were my first shorts. I must admit they might be a size too small, but I’m sure they won’t split when I sit down, and they’re still comfy to wear. Time to put them to use on the New Years’ party circuit lol!

Material Notes

large weave meshy late-60’s paisley pattern of glittery & alternating size threads – possibly boucle, pink vintage satin lining, sew in interfacing for waistband, pink vintage metal zip for side




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Sc20140213-172446-1_large

    Dec 28, 2013, 08.49 AMby Mary Athey

    These are lovely nadia, i bet you will feel great on new years eve wearing them. Have fun xx

    1 Reply
    • Fygtu_large

      Dec 28, 2013, 01.24 PMby nrobson

      I shall my lovely! There’s something about wearing your own creations, especially if they turn out not half bad lol! Have a good one X

  • Image7_large

    Dec 28, 2013, 08.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great shorts Nadia! the fabric is very nice – and I know it can be hard working with such fabric. You will be the New Year Star in this shorts! :-)

    1 Reply
    • Fygtu_large

      Dec 28, 2013, 01.25 PMby nrobson

      thank you so much for that sweets! – have a Happy New Year!!! x

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites no one added it