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Tackling shorts - fun "retro" summer short

Added Jul 3, 2013

by aegd784

Washington, Illi...






I added two inches to the length of these, redrafted and shaped the fly, added an integrated fly extension (eliminating the right facing piece and thus drafting a new underlap piece), added a rear welt back pocket and shaped the center back waistband by taking a V-shaped wedge out of it on one end. I also added 1" to the length of both the pocket and pocket pieces. I highly recommend this pattern – the only thing I might change is to scoop out the back crotch a tad more and take in the waistband another inch.

Included pictures to show lengthen/shorten lines I added to pattern pieces and also changes to fly front.

Material Notes

Stretch cotton sateen




Garment Type

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    Jul 21, 2013, 03.07 AMby Rmseydewitz

    Very helpful.

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    Jul 3, 2013, 03.57 PMby frederi

    I like it very much and the back pockets are so well executed. Thanks for adding pictures of how you changed the pattern, very useful.

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