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true blue shorts

Added Jun 25, 2012

by lisa g

Northborough, Ma...






since it’s summertime here i made up a pair of shorts to get a feel for the whole pants making thing. i used mccalls 5391 as it was about the most RTW looking i could find. still it lacked things such as a fly facing and welt pockets, so i had to draft and add those myself. i fail to understand why such things are not included in sewing patterns! the fit was pretty good straight out of the envelope, i lengthened the front rise by a small amount and added some room through the backside.

ultimately, this is a pretty good pattern and i would take the time to perfect it for future use, but sewaholic just released a proper trouser and shorts combo pattern (with all the features this one is lacking…) and i plan to start over using that as soon as it hits my doorstep!

more info on my blog: notes from a mad housewife

Material Notes

100% organic cotton twill




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Preppy

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    Jun 26, 2012, 09.56 AMby jadealamode

    I really love those shorts!

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      Jun 26, 2012, 04.39 PMby lisa g

      thanks! they definitely get a lot of wear!

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