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Natty's Sailor Shorts

Added Apr 25, 2009

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






Here is my second try at the sailor shorts. The practice round proved to be very helpful as I knew precisely what I was doing the second time around. They are made from light brown corduroy fabric that I bought at the White Elephant Sale in Oakland. I used navy blue snaps for closure which was probably quite a bit easier than making that many buttonholes. These shorts are pretty fun to wear, although they do make me feel like I should be lounging on a yacht.

Material Notes

Corduroy and blue snaps (11 of them! whoa!)




Garment Type

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    Jan 26, 2011, 07.25 PMby prettyfascinated

    Ooh these are lovely! I want a pair :)

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    Jan 26, 2011, 01.20 PMby Superdrey

    this is so pretty! can u make a pattern for this please? i would really love to make a pair myself!

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    Aug 20, 2010, 02.29 AMby kushco

    Everyone says the Ruby shorts are hard to follow….maybe you could make a pattern of your version!!! – which is way better! I’d totally buy a pattern!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 09.53 PMby annabrand

    These are fab! I want to make some myself!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 06.13 PMby akke

    WOW! I love this short so much. I really want to make it too.. But I’m not so good at sewing.


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    Oct 8, 2009, 08.16 AMby richendaewen

    OH AWESOME! I want to make some of these myself, good idea ;)

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    May 1, 2009, 06.16 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    these are awesome, very cute and i love corduroy, esp in brown…i might just make a pair when spring comes back around….maybe my winter project after everything else i have to do!!

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    Apr 26, 2009, 05.56 PMby nenasew

    These high waisted Ruby shorts make your legs look 10 feet long. They look fantastic. Love the sailor look.

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    Apr 26, 2009, 07.44 AMby zickzack

    I really like your shorts, these and also your practice shorts! I think it was worth the time you spent examining your mom’s shorts : )

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    Apr 25, 2009, 06.32 PMby theclosetseamstress

    Totally adorable I LOVE LOVE LOVE those shorts !!

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