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My Linen Andre

Added Jun 25, 2010

by mynameisdavid

Bronx, New York,...






On Tuesday, I woke up and decided that I was going to sew my very first garment! This impulsion came out pretty cute, I think :) My mother gave me some thrifted linen fabric, and after three hours and much help from Alden, your friendly Community Manager, I proudly held up my very first pair of handmade shorts.

I love this pattern because it has a slight vintage feel, and was pretty easy to make. I’ve already gotten a few requests from various friends (those freeloaders), but will probably make a few pair just for myself before summer’s out :)

  • What is that weird hat on my head, you ask? I was walking along the streets of Harlem when I spotted a stand selling fezzes. I simply couldn’t resist :)


Material Notes





Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Other

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    Apr 2, 2012, 05.16 PMby abahatimorris

    Hey David,

    I love your shorts! I’m wanting to make a large pair. How much fabric do you think i will need to do this? Thank you very much. Amy

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      Apr 2, 2012, 05.24 PMby mynameisdavid

      Thank you, Amy!

      The pattern instructions call for 1/2 yard (46 cm) of the outside fabric and 1/2 yard (46cm) for the inside netting, although I did not put netting in my version.

      Good luck!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 08.39 PMby jessekarh

    they look wonderful! What size did you make? (If i may ask)

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      Jan 13, 2011, 08.51 PMby mynameisdavid

      Thank you! I made a medium, but I should have made a small. They were much bigger than I anticipated.

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    Aug 3, 2010, 01.36 AMby jenss-1

    Thanks David – you’ve sold me on this pattern!

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    Jul 24, 2010, 03.23 PMby karamelkel

    This outfit rocks! Great job with the shorts!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 02.31 AMby comagainthx

    Fresh. Can I assume that you opted not to make a mesh lining?

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      Jul 19, 2010, 02.05 AMby mynameisdavid

      Yes, I didn’t put in the lining :)

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    Jun 29, 2010, 02.38 PMby rifka

    My oh my, I can not get over this outfit. Thank you for being you and putting a big smile on my face!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 12.14 AMby seussian

    sweet shoes =) Love these. God bless you, MGJ

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    Jun 28, 2010, 08.16 PMby burdastyle

    David, are you Coming to America any time soon? Love them!!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 08.18 PMby mynameisdavid

      LOL! I love it!! :) Yes, I am the modern-day hybrid of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

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      Jun 28, 2010, 08.51 PMby alden

      your observation has me dying still. David you are their love child

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    Jun 28, 2010, 11.16 AMby lucaltd

    Love them – cant believe that was your first attempt! Loving the t-shirt and shoes too – winning combo!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 02.50 AMby wzrdreams

    I love the fabric choice and that shirt is outta this world!

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    Jun 26, 2010, 03.59 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    YES, fez. those shorts are fabulous. three hours? my first garment took three days.

    and get alden, now a sewing TEACHER!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 08.19 PMby mynameisdavid

      Thanks Marcy!!! Alden was an AMAZING teacher!

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