NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Sweet Lanka Shorts

Added Jul 18, 2011

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






I love the look of paper bag topped shorts/pants/skirts and I was dying for a new pair of not too short not too long shorts. My sister mailed me this adorable printed cotton and I knew I needed to make it into something worthy of its charm. I used a pair of pants for my pattern (my favorite jeans aka. the same pair I used for my pantastic sailor digs) I used organic cotton for the pockets and lining.
These shorts turned out pretty well I think. I love the print and I think the bag pleats show it off well. The yellow buttons were an impulsive addition and I’m glad I stuck to my instincts!
These pictures were taken on our walk from our little guest house to the beach in Sri Lanka. We stayed outside of Colombo- the capital. It was a great place to visit. I wish, as with all journeys taken, that I could have stayed longer.

Material Notes

printed cotton, white organic cotton, school bus yellow buttons




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian


photographer extraordinaire

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • P3170696_large

    Jul 19, 2011, 08.43 PMby Sofiagynther

    Wow. Very, very nice! Love your choice of fabric!

  • Cr_a_2_large

    Jul 19, 2011, 04.46 PMby jd98

    they look fab! great job!

  • 532698_10150742947249316_1888144941_n_large

    Jul 19, 2011, 06.44 AMby keren

    I love this style of pants. Great fabric and cute buttons! I love the paper bag effect at the top and the pleats. Too bad I can’t use your pattern as well! :-) Are you still sewing by hand or do you have a sewing machine?

  • 100_8780_large

    Jul 19, 2011, 04.23 AMby mojo elgin

    Love them! The yellow buttons are perfect!

  • 028_6__large

    Jul 18, 2011, 09.05 PMby puffling

    I love everything you post here, and I’m a bit jealous of your visit to Sri Lanka. Hope you start blogging soon!

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

Add to Favorites 4 people added it