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Masty's shorts

Added Mar 3, 2010

by masty

Toulouse, France






My first shorts… The first pattern I made myself… and I love it!
They are comfortable, not too tight for the thighs when I sit down (which is quite difficult to find!).

The vest is my grandma’s work.

Material Notes

light wool, zipper, 2 buttons




Garment Type

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    Jul 13, 2011, 09.43 PMby tbiss13

    im confused— when i print the pattern— all i end up with is the front and back panels and nothing else

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      Jul 18, 2011, 06.53 PMby masty

      That’s normal, there is nothing else in the pattern :)
      As all other pieces are rectangles (look at the instructions for dimensions) I though it was not necessary to add them. You have to draw them yourself…

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    Oct 7, 2010, 10.29 AMby sambatch

    I just made a toille version and they are so great! Thank you for putting this up, good job

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    Jul 16, 2010, 07.04 PMby asperge11

    its ok i think the zipper’s in ok now ;)

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    Jul 16, 2010, 04.24 PMby asperge11

    i am making these again, but i just figured out i still don’t understand how to do the zipper (don’t get me wrong the instructions are great :) ) i tried looking at somle other pants but i still not sure. the zipper on my other pair went all wrong and i can only were long shirts and tunics with them :(

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    Jun 26, 2010, 04.10 PMby ehx

    i started these shorts a while ago and got stuck so havn’t done any more. i dont get which pieces you jjoin to which other piece in the very first instruction because when i tried before i got to the bit where you put the zipper in and it didnt work because the pieces were joined up wrong.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 05.34 PMby masty

      To make it easier, I think you should begin to cut one “Front” piece and one “Back” piece by placing the pattern on the right side of the fabric. These two pieces are going to be your first leg. Place them on each other, right side facing. You should have the “long” vertical side of the “Front” along the “long” vertical side of the “Back” (same thing for the “short” vertical edges). Sew along the “long” vertical edges on one side and along the “short” vertical edges on the other side .
      For the second leg, cut one “Front” piece and one “Back” piece by placing the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric. Then do exactly as you did for the first leg.
      I hope it will help you…
      Good luck with your project!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.54 AMby daydreamer1987

    Hi, I love these shorts. Currently making a pair, but I’m stuck on how to do the zipper. Is there a technique this is based on? or could you go into greater detail with more pictures? I would really appreciate it.

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      Jun 26, 2010, 01.41 PMby masty

      I just looked at some of my pants to figure out how to do it. And I am currently unable to upload to picture from my camera to my computer. I am really sorry but I can’t help you right now.
      I’ll try to add more picyures as soon as I can.

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    Jun 5, 2010, 01.28 PMby ehx

    These shorts are really nice (: i’m making a pair in size 34 and they are going great .

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    Mar 30, 2010, 12.38 PMby thaliya

    Just a quick question what is a size 38 in english sizes a 10 or a 12?

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    • Boum_large

      Mar 31, 2010, 06.26 AMby masty

      I think it is a size 10.

  • Image115_large

    Mar 30, 2010, 12.38 PMby thaliya

    Just a quick question what is a size 38 in english sizes a 10 or a 12?

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    Mar 19, 2010, 08.41 AMby asperge11

    cool shorts i’ve started making them but i don’t understand how to do the false pockets

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    Mar 13, 2010, 01.36 AMby camilaustral

    nice!! thanks for the pattern ;)

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    Mar 5, 2010, 12.33 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Cool! I’m going to have to make these ASAP. :-) Maybe i’ll make a long pair AND a short pair.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 10.30 PMby emilyhale

    cool, i cannot wait to make a pair, although i couldnt see the instructions on the file to print.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 07.10 PMby justelaite

    looks really great!

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    Mar 3, 2010, 05.54 PMby escorpio

    Great job! The sewing looks great and I love the cut of the shorts (and the entire outfit).

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