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Retro Shorts

Added Sep 10, 2010

by suzhy

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I found this old bedsheet or curtain in a secondhand market, with a fantastic retro pattern. I’ve had it lying around for more than a year and finally decided to make something out of it. Since it was summer and quite hot, I made a pair of shorts.
I used the pattern from Easy Fashion spring/summer 2009 (Shorts 3-D).

I love the result! Sadly, I’ve only had a few occasions to wear it, because the weather here has been awful for the most part of summer. Well, there’s always next year… :)

Material Notes

vintage bedsheet/curtain




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage

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    Sep 15, 2010, 09.15 PMby rifka

    I really, really like this outfit. Perfect use of the fabric for the shorts. Good job matching the stripes too, looks clean.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 01.31 AMby guerillaembroidery

    those are freaking awesome! I am a huge fan of old bedsheets for clothing. do you have a link to the pattern at all?

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      Oct 4, 2010, 08.36 AMby suzhy

      thanks :)
      there’s no link to the pattern, I’m sorry. I checked the Burda website but they show only the patterns that are in the Burda magazine (not the ones in the Easy Fashion magazines).

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    Sep 11, 2010, 03.39 PMby loyl8

    LOVE LOVELOVE these shorts!! The print is awesome great upcycle!! If you wanted to you could wear cream cable knit tights and tall brown boots for the winter .

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    Sep 11, 2010, 11.50 AMby zickzack

    Love the patterned fabric. I’ve wanted to make these shorts since I got the magazine; now they’ll probably have to wait another year.

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    Sep 10, 2010, 10.06 PMby lizajane09

    Great shorts! I never find cool old bedsheets like that!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 09.43 PMby kaiju

    very nice! summer fun.

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    Sep 10, 2010, 06.01 PMby katesomerset

    SO cute!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 05.26 PMby mishiko

    I LOVE : pattern and fabric !

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    Sep 10, 2010, 05.00 PMby kelerabeus

    these are awesome, love the fabric!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 04.51 PMby lunatepetal

    love the shorts!! the fabric adds interesting ‘details’ to them. super cute :)

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    Sep 10, 2010, 01.18 PMby Rachel Parish

    i love how you matched the stripes/pattern. fantastic. i’d wear those anywhere (if it was warm enough, of course).

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