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Crimson Corduroy Winter Shorts

Added Jul 19, 2015

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Shorts – Burdastyle 7/2009 #113A

I tried these shorts out on a blustery winters’ day but I’ve lost weight so I had to have a belt on to keep them up lol. I never wear winter shorts actually, but I had a remnant of 70s crimson corduroy which I wanted to turn into something, and I just had enough fabric to make these. A good basic to inject some color into a winter office wardrobe perhaps; however it wasn’t so straightforward to sew, as it involved sewing details such as: a waistband, belt loops, single welt pockets (I practiced first on scrap fabric, and I ended up making one welt longer than the other lol!), and buttonholes. I really need to improve my execution of enclosures/clasps. But I do like having pockets in my garments, so that’s all good. The zip isn’t exactly invisible lol, but luckily its in red, so its not noticable. I have a feeling these shorts need to be lined due to the thick inside seams which could scruff in the wash or over time. Location: Hamilton City

Material Notes

vintage ’70s crimson corduroy, 3 matching silver shank buttons, and metal zip



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Preppy

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    Jul 20, 2015, 07.43 PMby Joanne C.

    What a nice pair of shorts! I love the photos too :)

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      Jul 20, 2015, 07.44 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much for the lovely feedback Joanne X

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    Jul 20, 2015, 05.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely winter shorts! It’s great with colors that time of year :-)

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    Jul 20, 2015, 10.37 AMby RedBelka

    Great shorts! Love the whole outfit!

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      Jul 20, 2015, 02.56 PMby sewing fanatic

      Thanking you very much my friend thats encouraging :-)

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    Jul 20, 2015, 09.51 AMby Mary Athey

    Love these, they have a vintage vibe to them with the cordoroy which I love x

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      Jul 20, 2015, 02.54 PMby sewing fanatic

      Ah thankyou very much Mary ;-) x

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    Jul 20, 2015, 08.45 AMby liliv-1

    I love corduroy, epecially in this rich color! Your pants look super cool!

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      Jul 20, 2015, 08.58 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thankyou so much Liliv, I love these seventies materials lol xx

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    Jul 20, 2015, 02.59 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I like them sooooo much! I love winter shorts and especially in that lovely fabric….

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      Jul 20, 2015, 03.10 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thanking you very much. It was a bitterly cold day, we definitely do have winter in NZ lolz! Xx

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    Jul 20, 2015, 12.18 AMby izbott

    Really fun use of vintage fabric!

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      Jul 20, 2015, 12.23 AMby sewing fanatic

      thank you Izbott! I like your interesting fun recycling pieces too :-)

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