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And you curse like a sailor but you smile like a saint

Added Mar 31, 2010

by jescarose

Bourne, United K...






The bottom of the Ruby shorts combined with the top of the Kasia skirt.

I first wanted to make this when the Ruby shorts came out but never got around to it till the spring 2010 collections started hitting the shops and there was a large amount of military still shorts and skirts so i thought i’d jump on the trend and make it my own.

The top buttons werent sewn on far enough apart so the front gaps a little (i havent got round to changing it yet cause i always wear it with a belt) but the buttons themselves i fell in love with and i think they make the shorts.
Had to alter the pocket because of the crotch so there isnt a pocket in the flap anymore and i also left the pockets off the shorts to keep it simple against the front
I also forgot to continue the zip into the yokes at the front so had to add hooks and eyes.

Material Notes

White and greyblue stripe stretchy cotton blend (from the reminants from a diesel collection)
Patterned polyester lining
Silver colour coated plastic buttons with anchors
Zip and then hooks with thread eyes to try and correct my zip error




Garment Type
Blends, Polyester

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    Jan 6, 2014, 08.02 PMby surfjewels

    Very nice, like the fabric contrast on the inside.


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    Jan 12, 2012, 07.33 PMby Daniela Ritter

    Really beautiful!!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 09.06 PMby renate

    they look really nice and i also like them because they remind me of my pair of high-waisted shorts i made ;-)

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    Apr 26, 2010, 08.55 PMby Brumby Ramsay

    Very clever idea, they look fantastic. I was lying in bed last night thinking about which pattterns I had which I could make a pair of high waisted shorts from!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 06.06 PMby calicia-1

    I luv this! I’ve been waiting to see what the inside of a Kasia looked like!

    Does that mean that the front has 2 layers, the one that has the buttonholes and the one part that has the inside zip and buttons?

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      Apr 26, 2010, 08.28 PMby jescarose

      yeah there are 2 bits. the front flap is the shorts and then there is an inner park with the gathered hip yokes. the inner part and the the lining for the (which is what you can see in the second pic) are attached together and everything is together in the side seams. the instructions are really clear on the kasia you just have to get your head round doing it in a different order cause of the short bottom :)

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    Apr 26, 2010, 01.28 PMby feldmantcat

    Very cute. I am somewhat obsessed with the military style – I’ve done two pairs of sailor pants and one pair of shorts. These are so cute – great job combining the two styles. Love the facing!

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      Apr 26, 2010, 08.25 PMby jescarose

      me too, military just looks so nice. i’m making a black wool version with gold versions of the buttons that have crests instead of anchors and with a pink/yellow/green crazy lining that looks better than it sounds :)

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    Apr 26, 2010, 11.05 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    What a great combination, so clever and very cute. The fit is great too and I love the fabric, nautical but not OTT, great!

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      Apr 26, 2010, 08.23 PMby jescarose

      thanks :)

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    Apr 26, 2010, 10.30 AMby zickzack

    I, too, have been thinking about making the Kasia into shorts/ combining it with a shorts pattern but have not done it yet. Great to see it works so well! I also like the fabric.

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      Apr 26, 2010, 08.23 PMby jescarose

      if you cut both patterns on the lengthen/shorten here line and stick them together on that line (adding seam allowance to kasia front cause its meant to be cut on fold) it fits pretty much exactly with very little altering needed. well it did for the size i made it

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    Apr 26, 2010, 10.20 AMby bridlin

    great idea! I really like it!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 10.10 AMby scheryka

    Very cute and as Kelerabeus stated, clever.

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    Apr 26, 2010, 10.04 AMby kelerabeus

    ..and you made Rubia! This is great, clever idea.

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