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A Poppy Short

Added Feb 13, 2013

by sweetharte

Toronto, Canada






This is a simple short pattern that I found in Burda magazine some time ago. It makes up super nice, and it’s perfect for such a bold print because of the slender vent pockets. It made up well, but i needed to supplement the instructions for the pockets. I’ve never made pockets with a vent before, so i needed visuals. Luckily, I keep a series of illustrated instructional books close to my sewing station for just such an occasion. This pair was actually my second attempt at this pattern, the first one I had to significantly decrease the rise because I’m only 5’3" and I wasn’t seeking a pair of high waisted shorts. This time I decided to keep the pattern as it was and it came up almost to my natural waist. If I make them a third time, which I probably will, i would make the waist band an inch taller.. The shirt is a pretty cool DIY thing. Put a long chainette fringe along the neckline of an existing tshirt and then cover where you sewed it on with gemstones and beads. i covered my stones in a lace and then surrounded them with tiny beads.

Material Notes

Cotton stretch sateen. One of my favorite fabrics. Bemberg pockets. Two cute buttons.




Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon

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    Feb 18, 2013, 10.07 PMby candyjoyce

    Great outfit, the shorts are perfect!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 08.18 PMby ladykatza

    These look amazing on you, good job!

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    Feb 14, 2013, 05.19 AMby leahfranqui

    Oh I love this, so sassy and adorable!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 03.29 PMby guineveresmom

    Great choice of fabric for the shorts.

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