Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Black & White Linen Ruby Shorts

Added Jul 30, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I love finally having a pair of linen shorts!

I made them in a size 44, but lengthened the rise by 1 inch. Afterthought: I should have prewashed my linen (but didn’t because I was anxious to possess the finished object) and over the course of the very hot and sticky day that I wore them (pictured at the Siren Festival) they grew and ended up being a very loose hip-hugging pair indeed. I think next time I will take the time to prewash and might as well cut size 42 with generous side seam allowances.

Mods: I opted out of the back pocket flaps and instead did 2 matching back patch pockets. I also left off the extraneous belt.

The front welt pocket and the white shell buttons are my favorite parts. The buttons were kinda expensive though! I used 12 and the cost about $11 total. I think they really make the shorts and are totally worth it. The black stripe linen I found at my favorite LFS in the NYC garment district and it was about $6/yard so I think I used 2 yards…. that is a $22 pair of linen shorts that fit me specifically! I’m thrilled and can’t wait to make more bifurcated garments.

Material Notes

Linen – Chic Fabrics on 39th St; 12 buttons from M&J




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Grunge, Preppy

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Big_tri_large

    Aug 2, 2010, 07.30 PMby cantare

    So cute, great length, awesome fabric!

  • Cat_logo_large

    Jul 31, 2010, 03.53 AMby lunatepetal

    awesome pair! linen is definitely my choice of fabric for the summer :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it

This project is based on