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Czech Walks

Added Jul 19, 2014

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






An ideal pattern of shorts for me! Probably the best I’ve ever made… but it needed some simplifying. Firstly, I never make pockets in side seams for pants not to attract attention to the hips :-) Secondly, I omitted the pleats at once. The latter because of the previous experience: once I had shorts with such details but while wearing the pleats opened and buldged right in front. I think pleats would be better if made from light fabric such as crepe, for example, then the pleats will be draping and make nice effect. Linen or other thick fabrics will look different. I also narrowed the cuffs – in this way the proportions are better and they are fixed well.
I made the shorts for my vacation and they are shown in combinations with different self-made tops here. It is a very practical thing, matching any style.
The jacket isn’t new – it’s a part of linen suit from Burda 03/2007, #114.

Material Notes

Linen in the blend with cotton, viscose and some p/a.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen



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    Jul 20, 2014, 02.08 PMby liliv-1

    I love your shorts, they are very practical and stylish and I like all the ways you styled them, especially with the crocheted top at thelast picture:-)

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      Jul 21, 2014, 06.46 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Liliv, for nice words:-) I only finished the top four day ago so didn’t take it to the trip. But I also think it’s the nicest variant of combination.
      And it doesn’t relate the sewing but I stopped getting notifications about any activity: it’s empty… Don’t you know why it is so?

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    Jul 20, 2014, 04.51 AMby Chubina


    P.S. Спасибо за идею!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 08.42 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Спасибо и всегда рада поделиться идеями:-)

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    Jul 20, 2014, 01.25 AMby izbott

    I like your pictures & really admire your project. It looks ideal for travel. You look great!

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      Jul 20, 2014, 08.42 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! To be both well-and comfortable-dressed at the same time during travelling makes it more pleasant:-)

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    Jul 19, 2014, 09.01 PMby rita61

    Your shorts are great, and your tops are awesome. Is the white top crochet? It’s adorable! Great photos.

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    Jul 19, 2014, 05.48 PMby Mary Athey

    Oksana you look fabulous, everything you have made looks terrific on you. Your photos are lovely and they make me want to visit Prague. The city looks lovely and so do you x

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      Jul 19, 2014, 06.42 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, very much! I’m really very glad with the result of this project. I got all I wanted from these shorts:-)

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    Jul 19, 2014, 03.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    I can see that these shorts are very wearable! Great outfits – all of them, but I like the white top very, very much together with the shorts! Nice photos from Prague! I love this city ♥

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      Jul 19, 2014, 06.40 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, very much. I mostly choose patterns to combine with other things in my wardrobe, especially for a trip.
      And it turned out I love Prague, too :-))

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    Jul 19, 2014, 03.19 PMby Luz Kettle

    Great pattern for you! Great holiday pictures. I like the fact that it combines really well

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      Jul 19, 2014, 06.37 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! It is really very worthy pattern, flattering for any figure.

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      Jul 19, 2014, 07.45 PMby Luz Kettle

      And very versatile

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