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Stripy Ruby

Added Feb 18, 2009

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






This is my second pair of Ruby shorts I’ve made – I’ll upload the original pair soon! The pattern is really quite fantastic. They are relatively simple to make, and alter, and fit me pretty well. I made them a size bigger than I am, which makes them more comfortable to wear. I used an old fabric I had lying around, which I always thought was really ugly. Despite this, I think they turned out really nicely. I hemmed the shorts long, so I can wear them knee-length or roll them up to make short shorts. I ommitted the pocket on the back and instead added two slit pockets. I kept the top button on the waistband but turned the sides into pockets. I wasn’t sure how well this would work, but I think it looks pretty good. I have heaps of fabric left, so any suggestions as to what I can make out of it would be greatly appreciated!

Material Notes

stripy fabric, two metal buttons, black cotton, thread




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge, Preppy


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    Feb 18, 2009, 12.24 PMby dressdummy

    Those turned out soooo cute! I love vertical stripes, and this fabric looks to me like the perfect choice for your shorts. Stripes are classic, and I would echo the good suggestions the gals above have made for using up your surplus fabric. But getting back to your design, I agree with the pocket changes and choices you made, very stylish. Also love your clever hem variations:)

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    Feb 18, 2009, 09.29 AMby erdronen

    very nice shorts! i love that they’re “convertible” :) i also like the back pockets! great job!

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    Feb 18, 2009, 08.22 AMby redoubt

    I don’t think the fabric is ugly at all! The shorts are super cute. You could make a vest like the others said, but I can also see it as a jacket, hat, or pants.

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    Feb 18, 2009, 06.46 AMby dianacirne

    Looks so nice!!! I love them roll up! A vest is a good suggestion, make it!

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    Feb 18, 2009, 01.08 AMby polychromatin

    Very clever idea with the roll-up hem. You could do a matching Franzi vest :)

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