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A girl needs lots of shorts!

Added Aug 18, 2011

by smurfette2010

Vancouver, Canada






Especially cute ones like these!

I used the super versatile Simplicity 2227 again. I had to go two whole sizes lower because these shorts were way too big and because I used a stretch cotton. No changes to the pattern.

The fabric has subtle vertical lines that make these shorts go with basically everything and anything. You can dress them up or down; they go great with a casual tank top or a cute shirt and I love the fit. And so easy!

Material Notes

Stretch cotton




Garment Type
Casual, Preppy

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    Aug 18, 2011, 06.30 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    So cute! I love how you roll it up and added the buttons. I can totally see this can be worn in fall with tights too. :)

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.45 PMby kelerabeus

    they are super cute, I really like the belt loops! can’t see how you close it, is there a zipper on the back?

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      Aug 18, 2011, 02.28 PMby smurfette2010

      Yup! I put the invisible zipper on the right side, which is what I usually do.

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    Aug 18, 2011, 05.40 AMby ahand

    Is it difficult to fit shorts? I am thinking about making some soon, but am a little worried about trying to get the fit right.

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.59 AMby smurfette2010

      Surprisingly, no. You just have to make sure you know your measurements and double check the ease on the pattern pieces. I often measure existing shorts and then measure the pattern pieces to pick the right size. As I mentioned before, I went two sizes down but that’s because I used a stretchy material and the sizing was big. However, by using a smaller size, they ended up being slightly shorter than I prefer (but I like longer shorts). Just measure properly before choosing your size.

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.44 AMby skeeler

    Great job! I showed my daughter and she wants them too, so we just bought the pattern. Very inspiring…

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      Aug 18, 2011, 01.46 AMby smurfette2010

      Thank you! Nothing more flattering than someone wanting to make the same item. And bonus: it was so easy :) . Hope your daughter loves them!

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