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my scalloped shorts

Added Mar 1, 2014

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






I actually made this shorts like a year and a half ago, but I haven’t got around to take any pictures of them until now. As usual :)
I really loved Pettitemess’s Petite Shorts , so I knew I had to try and make one for myself! She have so many cool ideas when it comes to making shorts, the truth is I want to copy all of her projects :)
For this one I used one of the Burda’s shorts patterns as a base, and then I did some modifications. Basically – I omitted the front pockets, moved the front fly zipper at a side and split each of the front pieces in two to make the scalloped edge. It wasn’t complicated and the whole process went quite smoothly, I was kinda pleasantly surprised :)
I really love how they fit! Quite comfy and easy to wear. I’m not really a pants person, so it’s nice to have some other cute option when you want to take a break from skirts.
We have a crazy nice and warm weather here, so it was an ideal day to take a walk and do a little photo shoot. My talented and beautiful friend Tea was kind enough to snap these pictures for me. We had lots of fun walking around, trying to avoid crowd that was lured out by the sun :)

Material Notes

Since the whole project was a spur of the moment thing, I went for material I already had in my stash. The fabric is some sort of wool mixture and I cannot really remember how it ended up in my possession (since is not really a color I usually go for), but I like it. Wish I had an invisible zipper instead of this regular one, but oh my. The gold metallic buttons I really really love – I’ve found them in a box full of all sort of trinkets that previous owners left in our apartment! I only had 11 of them, so that’s why one of the back welt pockets is without a button :)




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Mod, Preppy


Master behind the camera

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    May 27, 2014, 09.15 AMby Petitemess

    Wow! I don’t know what to say! It’s been a long time that I didn’t come to Burda style and I find that somebody has found inspiration in something I did. It’s a strange feeling. Thanks for letting me know that you make them. The fitting is perfect, and you look great in them. And I love the detail of the pockets. Thank you! Have a nice day!

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      May 27, 2014, 06.50 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, I’m so glad to hear you like them! I love your projects and I find them all very inspiring, hope to see more of them in the future :)

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    Mar 5, 2014, 06.49 PMby Kocotte

    I love your short, it is perfect

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    Mar 5, 2014, 04.06 PMby ariation

    Those shorts fit you perfectly! great job!

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      Mar 5, 2014, 06.27 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, glad you like it :)

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    Mar 5, 2014, 02.52 PMby MandieW

    Check out the home page, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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      Mar 5, 2014, 06.27 PMby kelerabeus

      Aww, thank you for letting me know! I’m so happy :) Thanks Burdastyle!!!

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    Mar 3, 2014, 11.30 AMby Yuki M

    Great details ! I love your coordinate with popping colours, too!

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      Mar 3, 2014, 03.17 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! For some reason I always choose to sew designs with lots of details, which in the end means that I don’t have any basic pieces to wear with them! All frosting and no cake :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.08 PMby hello Itsme

    great shorts

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    Mar 2, 2014, 12.05 PMby mokosha

    aaaaa, savrsen sorts! i skroz cu morati da smislim novu ideju za onaj tein challenge sa dugmicima, posto sam ovakvo nesto imala u planu, samo bez ovih scalloped (zasto mi nemamo rec za to?) ivica, vec vise kao onaj mornarski fazon.. jesi li produzila sorts, ili je tolika duzina (ja imam ovaj kroj u par varijanti, ali su mi sve nekako mini mini)?

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      Mar 2, 2014, 12.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Hvala :) u pravu si, scalloped je krajnje neprevodiv termin – mi to interno zovemo viju viju ivice :D Mislim da ga nisam produžavala, mada mi se nešto čini da u kroju daju opcije super kratak i super super kratak? Napravila sam još jedan, i taj je super super kratak :)
      Nemoj da menjaš plan, super bi izgledao u mornarskom fazonu!

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    Mar 2, 2014, 11.27 AMby Mary Athey

    These are gorgeous, i love the buttons and they look fabulous on you. Great photos as well x

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      Mar 2, 2014, 12.05 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! My friend took these photos with her fancy camera, she’s such a sport :)

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.16 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks, glad you like it :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 03.48 AMby kisses

    Nice shorts with a cute look

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.16 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I tend to go for cute :)

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.33 AMby wolfm

    Very nice!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 11.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very smart and nice shorts! Great job ;)

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      Mar 2, 2014, 10.13 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you very much!

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