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Natty's Coin Button Shorts

Added Jul 24, 2010

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I saw an amazing pair of shorts online recently and was inspired to make my own pair. I started with BurdaStyle’s Ruby shorts pattern as a base. I altered the front quite a bit, added pockets, used an invisible zip on the side, and added a buttoned flap on the waistband to cover the top of the zipper. The materials were all purchased secondhand, excluding the invisible zipper. The buttons are actually made from coins! These shorts are perfect to wear to my summer job at the pool!

Also on my blog!

Material Notes

Striped cotton, invisible zip, and coin buttons.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic

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    Jun 25, 2012, 07.07 AMby zora

    I like how you altered the pattern! Great job!

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    Jun 1, 2012, 01.53 PMby Dance by the light of the moon

    LOVE THESE SHORTS… now if I could figure out how to get the pattern :)?

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    Apr 13, 2012, 04.22 PMby Gianna Ball

    Very cute, I really like the fit and finish of them – very nice/. thanks for sharing

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    Apr 5, 2012, 06.09 PMby Mariela Navarro

    First of all, really cute shorts! I like the details, I will def try to make them. Second, I couldn’t help to comment about the great vintage Mexican coins! Now question, where did you get them??!! I would love to have some for myself. I hope you read this :)

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      Jun 1, 2012, 06.02 PMby nattyjane

      Thanks for the kind words! I bought the coin buttons at a rummage sale, so sadly I’m not sure where you could find similar ones.

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    Apr 2, 2012, 03.09 PMby dlikat

    great job done! like the fabric and the styling

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    Mar 14, 2012, 05.34 PMby MothersDaughter

    Love how you altered these, I have been looking for a cute pattern to make some shorts for this summer. You did an awesome job!!!

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    May 26, 2011, 01.01 AMby yays

    <3 your shorts!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 03.09 AMby adrie00

    Great details. You are meticulous. Congratulations.

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    Jul 31, 2010, 12.09 AMby rifka

    Cutest pair of shorts, ever!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 12.11 PMby rollingsheep

    Any chance you could post a pattern and instructions for these shorts? I LOVE them _

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    Jul 28, 2010, 05.24 AMby jodieclark

    Super cute!

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    Jul 27, 2010, 10.35 AMby lyne

    Very beautiful. I really want one like this

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    Jul 27, 2010, 10.19 AMby littlemissny

    wow- these are soo great. want some too :D Great fabric… I’ve bought some pants in this colors stripes

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    Jul 27, 2010, 02.12 AMby lizajane09

    You make the best shorts! They look great on you.

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    Jul 27, 2010, 01.30 AMby isobelm

    These shorts are great. I am really inspired to try and make my own. I love your details with the piping and buttons.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 10.05 PMby Daniel Parker

    OH I love shorty shorts and I love these!!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 05.50 PMby wzrdreams

    Another super cute Ruby variation! PS – I love your hair!

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    Jul 26, 2010, 03.47 PMby nhouse

    super cute. i want the exact ones.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 02.23 PMby darcyfarcy

    Amazing shorts. You really know how to make clothing look unique.

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    Jul 26, 2010, 05.27 AMby 6kidsathome

    the shorts look great and fits you well. great altering. the buttons are very cool

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    Jul 26, 2010, 02.24 AMby fuccosim

    nice! beautiful work:-)

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    Jul 25, 2010, 04.05 PMby skeeler

    These shorts are really cute, and fit you well!

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    Jul 25, 2010, 01.35 PMby assets

    I love these shorts so simple nice and well made. Well done.

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    Jul 25, 2010, 12.14 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous, and perfect fit!

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    Jul 25, 2010, 12.01 PMby mischi

    oh these are adorable!

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    Jul 25, 2010, 10.35 AMby zozowahine

    These are incredible! I love them even more because you were able to create them from uo-cycled materials. You have a great eye for design

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    Jul 25, 2010, 07.40 AMby sabzarap

    Tey are the best shorts I have ever sean….

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    Jul 25, 2010, 07.19 AMby re3ecca

    incredible. Really flatterying modification.

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    Jul 25, 2010, 02.07 AMby pink-cornelia

    love them! the buttons on the side make them very stylish

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    Jul 24, 2010, 10.45 PMby sarsaparilla

    Wow they look great! This is probably my favourite version of the Ruby pattern I’ve seen now!

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