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Go High-Waisted Velvet

Added Mar 1, 2010

by nettevivante

Nordrhein Westfa...






I always wanted to sew a high-waisted velvet shorts, but never found a pattern! Then I looked through some older BurdaStyle magazines and found a high-waisted tweed trousers pattern in last year´s August edition. I used that one and simply shortened it! I am so pleased with the result as it turned out just as I had imagined. To add a little eye-catcher, I used 3 different golden vintage buttons.
P.S.: I have to admit that I had a lot of help with the zipper, as this was my first one! :)

Material Notes

velvet, 3 buttons




Garment Type



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    Nov 15, 2010, 02.03 AMby mbolton

    I have been looking everywhere for this pattern. Not even the local fabric stores have one. Can you please tell me where you found this pattern and if it is available online anywhere? Thank you so much!

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      Nov 15, 2010, 01.07 PMby nettevivante

      Hm, I got this pattern from BurdaStyle magazine issue August 2009. I cannot find it online, but I think you might be lucky to find it on ebay, for example. And maybe you could also look on the US, UK or German Ebay websites. Good luck!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 09.37 AMby BlancheOfArts

    They look great in short version! :)

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    Jul 19, 2010, 04.13 PMby laura oprea

    Very nice. Love the buttons :)

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    Mar 9, 2010, 04.38 AMby poipollo

    So great.

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    Mar 4, 2010, 06.12 AMby gonnange

    This is lovely :) the shorts look wonderful on you & overall its a great outfit!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 01.11 AMby erdronen

    very nice! it’s nice to see a really great pair of shorts! i totally skipped over this pattern, and now I think I will have to revisit it…

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    Mar 4, 2010, 12.56 AMby prairieponygirl

    incredible! i love them. a lot! :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 08.22 PMby purpleglow

    Where can I get the pattern for this?? :) Can you share?

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    Mar 3, 2010, 08.22 PMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Loooks Lovely!!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 03.22 PMby juditab

    You look great in them. Fantastic job! :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 01.36 PMby toucan

    Gorgeous! I love them.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.34 AMby meegie-moo

    absolutely lovely! I’ve always been a bit scared of using velvet – this project has definately made me think otherwise!

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      Mar 3, 2010, 07.19 PMby nettevivante

      Thank you and do not be scared! It was my first time, too. And it was not half as difficult as I had thought. :)

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    Mar 3, 2010, 09.03 AMby alivia


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    Mar 3, 2010, 06.52 AMby carolyn-s

    These are really gorgeous, I love them, and the three different buttons is like a genius touch, so creative and a great idea for how to use single buttons and really showcase them. Fabulous!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 10.52 PMby ginasophia


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    Mar 2, 2010, 07.57 PMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Suits you perfectly! It accentuates your taille!


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    Mar 2, 2010, 07.24 PMby adabofcolour

    ah lovely!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 07.06 PMby katriniella

    So cute! I love the fabric choice and the whole style!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 06.47 PMby szarlotka

    very pretty:)

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    Mar 2, 2010, 04.32 PMby frkbustad

    Great fit! Wish I had that BWoF issue…

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      Mar 2, 2010, 06.55 PMby nettevivante

      Thank you! :)
      I always wondered whether BurdaStyle magazine is the same worldwide? Can´t you get it in Norway?

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      Mar 2, 2010, 09.07 PMby frkbustad

      Hm, if Burdastyle is something different than Burda World of Fashion, I guess we don’t get that in Norway… Oh well, I guess trousers won’t be my big hit, as I seem to not fit into any commercial patterns and then trousers would be the worst to get a proper fit… They look great on you anyway! :)

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    Mar 2, 2010, 11.10 AMby zozowahine

    cute cute cute cute

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    Mar 2, 2010, 09.28 AMby vintagesweet

    I love it and the three different buttons is a great idea.

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    Mar 2, 2010, 09.24 AMby latulipenoire

    This is absolutely darling! I love the use of the buttons. I hate making pants but maybe shorts wouldn’t be so daunting. Very clever work and well done!

    P.s. I love the shoe collection.

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      Mar 2, 2010, 06.57 PMby nettevivante

      haha…thanks for the compliment! :)
      I feel the same way with trousers, but shorts is definitely something different! I am already making my second one. It is much easier than I had imagined and can be done relatively quickly.

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      Mar 2, 2010, 09.07 PMby latulipenoire

      If you don’t mind me asking, how many hours do you have into a single pair? And Did you use more than a meter (or yard) of fabric?

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      Mar 3, 2010, 07.05 PMby nettevivante

      hhm…I always sew in late evenings…I needed about 3 evenings, so that might be about 6 hours? But I am not very fast! ;)
      Actually, I bought one yard and used all of that because I did not know from the beginning which length I would like. I guess, 70cm could be enough.

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    Mar 2, 2010, 08.52 AMby emlj

    oo they are great! was after cropped trousers in similar style, maybe i will look up this patterm. Those look fantastic!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 06.05 AMby lepetithoot

    Gorgeous, as always! :)

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    Mar 2, 2010, 12.52 AMby corra

    really stunning, I would love to make shorts like these!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 12.26 AMby niña blanca

    Very nice…I made myself the same pants…but long…:)

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    Mar 2, 2010, 12.03 AMby hardlyangel

    Very nice! ;) looks fancy

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    Mar 1, 2010, 11.42 PMby nattyjane

    They are so very pretty! I really like the velvet. Great job.

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    Mar 1, 2010, 11.23 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i absolutely love these!

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      Mar 1, 2010, 11.26 PMby nettevivante

      Thanks to you, too! ;)

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