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High-Waisted Nautical-Inspired Shorts

Added May 19, 2012

by CationDesigns

Los Angeles, Cal...






I finally bit the bullet and decided to tackle pants. Okay, shorts, but same idea. I used a vintage pants pattern that came with a convenient alterations guide, made a hideous first muslin, modified my pattern a lot, then made this second, wearable muslin. I like how the high waist keeps the shorts from shifting around too much and prevents any unintentional underwear-viewing, but I had to break up the expanse of blue a little bit with some tabs and gold buttons.

I learned that pants are simultaneously not as difficult to sew as I thought, and just as tricky to fit as I was afraid of. I’m excited to try again, though, perhaps with an actual fly-front next time!

More details and pictures here.

Material Notes

stretchy cotton twill, 7" zipper, buttons, interfacing




Garment Type

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    May 20, 2012, 11.50 AMby Sewing And Style

    the shoers are very cute- they suit you so well!

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    May 19, 2012, 04.29 PMby chillwear

    Really adorable short, great job!

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    May 19, 2012, 12.58 PMby Abigail A

    Very cute! The tabs and buttons were a great idea.

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    May 19, 2012, 12.17 PMby jadealamode

    really lovely shorts!

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    May 19, 2012, 09.20 AMby Miriamsyr

    Perfection! They fit you so well, and they are simply gorgeous!

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    May 19, 2012, 09.19 AMby Miriamsyr

    Perfection! They fit you so well, and they are simply gorgeous!

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