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Last days of summer

Added Oct 3, 2011

by WildPenelope

Rome, Italy






Buongiorno everybody! This is the first project I upload on Burdastyle: my first step into your lovely world, sewing queens! So here I am, with a romantic pair of shorts for my wild urban roaming.

I mainly followed the Burdastyle pattern, but just made it a little bit shorter and added some details on the side and back-pockets. As I could not get the meaning of every word in the instructions, I helped myself with an old pair of trousers to understand how to sew pockets and zip.

I have to thank Serena M. for shooting me these daft pictures and for suggesting that, if my shorts were a song, they would probably be a freak-folk one!

Material Notes

I used Nani Iro’s wonderful creamy yellow Fuccra fabric. 100% Cotton double gauze.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Oct 19, 2011, 08.52 AMby WildPenelope

    Girls thanks again! You’ve been all very kind to me… I wasn’t expecting such a warm welcome on Burdastyle!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 12.50 PMby WagDoll

    I love these shorts – well done. The fabric choice and pattern style is just perfect, they look fab on you! x

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    Oct 18, 2011, 05.18 AMby 10ashus

    Buongiorno, Wildpenelope. Your shorts are wonderful because of the fabric, the fit, and the details you added. The sewing details impress me the most. You did a good job on the belt loops, back pockets, cuff, and zipper. I will watch for more of your projects.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 03.54 AMby chrinad

    bellissimo!!! brava!! non so che dire di piu!! parlo poco italiano e poco inglese ! ;) ma mi piace! qui fa molto caldo quasi tutto il anno ancora lo posso fare similare!!

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      Oct 19, 2011, 08.55 AMby WildPenelope

      Il tuo italiano è quasi perfetto!
      Happy sewing!

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    Oct 15, 2011, 07.27 PMby sireen

    Seems you did well on your first ones (: And extremely lovely pictures! Made me wish it was warm outside..

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    Oct 4, 2011, 07.46 AMby WildPenelope

    Thank you so much girls! You are encouraging me a lot! And, after a quick look at your projects, I would say that you are inspiring me a lot, too! Have a lovely day

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    Oct 3, 2011, 08.25 PMby nookie

    i am so buying that fabric to make some shorts – they look absolutely amazing and talk worthy.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 07.18 PMby macoskrm

    Gorgeous! I would never think to use a fabric like that for shorts, but they’re perfect!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 06.09 PMby jacquipardue

    great photos and cute shorts! :)

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    Oct 3, 2011, 03.50 PMby redredhoodie

    Such a cute ideas for photos!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 03.48 PMby chased-away

    I wish I had these shorts… they are gorgeous!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 12.53 PMby Dibii

    Congrats on your first project here!!!! Lovely and well executed shorts.

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