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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

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.43 PMby Sofiagynther

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

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.46 PMby jd98

    they look fab! great job!

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    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?

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.23 AMby mojo elgin

    Love them! The yellow buttons are perfect!

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    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!

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