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Dark denim Ruby

Added Aug 11, 2009

by figamadood

Boulder, Colorad...






I tried out the Ruby shorts pattern with some stretchy dark denim. I tried lengthening the pattern a couple inches to see if the fit was better, and I was hoping to get a high-waisted look also. I like how they ended up fitting – I think they look kind of retro if I wear them with a shirt tucked in. I used a bunch of white buttons that all have different textures on them for some extra detail. This was a bit more challenging pattern for me but I’m really happy with how it turned out!




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage
Blends, Denim

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    May 17, 2010, 03.37 PMby Lisette O

    This is a really cute take on the ruby. I love the extra wide cuffs!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 12.57 PMby hannnc

    Hi this is exactly what i’m looking for – Ruby but high waisted! could you just let me know how you lengthened them to make them more high waisted.. is it just lengthening the parts above the crotch? They look fantastic.

    =) if you could help that would be amazing! i’m finishing off something else right now but i’ve already got my ruby fabric >> very keen

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      Jan 9, 2010, 05.23 PMby figamadood

      Sure, it was actually really easy because I just used the “lengthen or shorten here” lines included on the pattern. And you’re right the lines run just above the crotch part of the pattern. I lengthened my pattern by 2 inches. Good luck with your shorts!

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      Jan 10, 2010, 10.53 AMby hannnc

      thankyou so much for replying :) yay i’m so excited now! hopefully they turn out as good as yours!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 11.52 AMby hannnc

      Hi just an update, i’ve now made my Rubys and LOVE THEM :) thanks for the help it made me that much more confident in attempting my own.

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    Aug 13, 2009, 06.06 AMby buzzybee

    Looks good! I like the classic look.

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    Aug 12, 2009, 09.42 AMby djoule

    Very nice !! Fits you perfectly !

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    Aug 12, 2009, 12.53 AMby colours

    this is soo cute! great job! and i like the retro look!

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    Aug 11, 2009, 04.25 PMby ievashuj

    Nice idea- to take different buttons! Good result!

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