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striped pin up shorts

Added Sep 23, 2009

by medea

Halle, Germany






When I saw those red ruby shorts ( from zozowahine I felt inspired to make my own.
I wanted to make a pair of shorts for some time now, but never dared to try because of the difficulty level .
I took the pattern from burda easy fashion (spring/summer 2009):
And to make the challenge even more difficult, I used striped fabric ^^

Unfortunately they are a bit tight, I have to drink water instead of coke from now on ;-)

Material Notes

some sort of stretchy cotton, buttons and a zipper




Garment Type
Casual, Preppy, Vintage

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    Sep 29, 2009, 03.37 AMby damnitjanet

    Oooo, those are super cute! They look great on you – very sassy and fun :)

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    Sep 25, 2009, 01.53 PMby twoboos

    These are AWESOME!!! (also, they make your bottom look terrific!!! )

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      Sep 25, 2009, 06.16 PMby medea

      my brother took the photo and said at the end, my bum smiles o.Ô
      so I take that as a compliment ^^

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    Sep 24, 2009, 06.02 PMby medea

    Thanks ;-)

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    Sep 24, 2009, 05.27 PMby aliish

    Very, super cute. Great job working with those stripes.

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    Sep 24, 2009, 05.22 PMby fabricaddict

    I love your shorts – they really look so good! red is my favourite colour, I wish they were mine :-)

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    Sep 24, 2009, 02.34 PMby medea

    Thank you all for those nice comments, I’m happy that my first attempt at shorts is so well received =)

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    Sep 24, 2009, 02.16 AMby Vivat Veritas

    this is adorable! the matching red buttons are so cute. great job!!

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    Sep 24, 2009, 01.11 AMby missglamourpuss

    You’ve inspired me to make a pair of my own for the summer!

    Now if only I could decide whether to try patterning them myself, or find a glorious ready pattern for highwaisted pinup short shorts…

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      Sep 24, 2009, 02.27 PMby medea

      Maybe you could try a regular shorts pattern and alter it into a highwaisted one?
      I’m already thinking about making another pair of shorts, but this time with suspenders/ braces, like this one:

      , but highwaisted of course ;-)

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    Sep 23, 2009, 09.39 PMby missglamourpuss

    They are so cute! Great job and I love the fabric!

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      Sep 23, 2009, 10.16 PMby medea

      Thank you ^^
      I fell completly in love with white/ red striped fabric when I saw Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett’s fantasy dresses are sooo adorable), so I searched and searched without even knowing what I’m going to do with it, once I had it o.Ô
      luckily I stumbled upon this idea ;-)

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    Sep 23, 2009, 03.14 PMby cquinn13

    great job! they are very cool.

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    Sep 23, 2009, 01.20 PMby minithoughts

    I lovem! they really turned out perfect!i think i have a pattern for similiar once,gonna try to make my own pair when Ive got more confidence. GOOD JOB!

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      Sep 24, 2009, 02.33 PMby medea

      forget about confidence, just try to make them!
      It’s a bit of work, but you’re soo relieved when you’re finished, that you think, you can do anything ^^
      Trust me, I speak from experience ;-)

      The best thing to get started, is to be inspired… that does sound corny, right o.Ô

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