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Military / Safari Shorts

Added May 28, 2010

by gingerrachel

Bristol, United ...






I made these shorts using pattern 120 from Burda 06-2009. I wouldn’t normally wear shorts but I’d definitely recommend this pattern because it’s a good, flattering fit and would probably work in loads of different fabrics. I didn’t make a muslin or any adjustments and am happy with the fit although I may go a size bigger if I sew them again. The instructions are difficult to understand as usual but a few folds, tucks and mismatched seams and they turned out alright in the end.

If you’re considering making some shorts, make these!

You can see more picture and read about how I made these on my blog Parakeet Pie

Material Notes

1m of khaki green poly cotton (I think but not sure as it came in a remnant pack I bought online) 1 zip 2 pairs of 1" D-rings (the pattern says buckles but I didn’t have any)




Garment Type

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    Jun 1, 2010, 01.16 PMby gingerrachel

    Thank you for all the lovely, positive comments. I’m really, really pleased with how these shorts turned out. I’ve never made trousers or shorts straight from a pattern and wasn’t sure they’d fit because of my bottom-heavy figure so was happily surprised with the result.

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    May 30, 2010, 06.05 AMby louisebarbara

    These look great!

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    May 29, 2010, 03.46 AMby sarsaparilla

    They look great! I’d really like to have a go at this pattern :)

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    May 28, 2010, 07.58 PMby ginasophia

    I love these! The whole outfit is a great look

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    May 28, 2010, 03.09 PMby hellagabrielle

    Cute! I’m working on a pair of shorts too.. the weather definitely pushed that project to the top of my list. These are really flattering, nice job.

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    May 28, 2010, 01.33 PMby corduroycoat

    Love the olive green with your red hair! These have a really flattering grown up fit, I might have to add them to my wishlist.

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    May 28, 2010, 12.24 PMby anajan

    Nice one!

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    May 28, 2010, 11.55 AMby escorpio

    They look great and I love the combo of the shorts and the blouse.

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    May 28, 2010, 11.35 AMby susisonne

    I like your shorts – great pics!

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