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Added Jul 3, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Your summer shorts with a bit of a different take. The pants open on each side seam with a row of buttons. If you want to you can make the additional belt that goes once around the waistband. It’s especially interesting if you use two different fabrics!

Material Notes

linen, great big golden green buttons




Garment Type

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    Apr 26, 2012, 09.50 AMby Miss77787

    I am currently sewing this, and on the pattern pieces it is written seam allowance 1,5cm included. But when I tried them on I was missing exactly 3 cm in width. Did I misunderstand isn’t there any seam allowance? Also the instructions is missing one part of the instructions (assembly of the front facing and buttonhole thing on the back). But I found two blogs who came up with self made instructions on how they figured it out:http://threadcarefully.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/burdastyle-ruby-shorts-6005/ oghttp://wardrobereimagined.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-essential-ruby-shorts-or-notes.html

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    Apr 2, 2012, 11.24 PMby Tabatha Lettuce

    I’d like to try these but only if the pattern’s correct and in the right order, any recent reports? Unfortunately I’m not yet at the stage where I can work out where the pattern is wrong and fix it, especially on bursa patterns which I don’t find the easiest to follow! Thanks

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      Apr 3, 2012, 04.09 PMby burdastyle


      The pattern is correct as well as the instructions. Looking at past comments it looks like there might have been some error when this pattern was first posted but if so, it has been corrected since.

      Good luck!


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      Apr 3, 2012, 11.26 PMby Tabatha Lettuce

      Thank you, I will have a go!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 01.36 AMby Vinpar7

    I wish the photos were more close-up view rather than the whole model posing.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.01 PMby Sewing And Style

    I’d love to have a go at these.

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    May 25, 2011, 09.26 AMby lallygag

    When are there going to be complete instructions for this pattern. They seem to have been revised but the crucial section referring to the outer leg seams and the button placket is still missing. This is a paid for pattern and the instructions should be much better. Many thanks.

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    Apr 1, 2011, 12.39 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    It sounds like to me that mastering the placket is the hardest part of making these shorts. If you can figure this out, and then well, the world of 1930s pants, skirts even top patterns are your oyster.

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    Mar 31, 2011, 11.58 PMby amandaloschiavo

    this looks great :) I might just go make myself a pair now!

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    Mar 31, 2011, 05.27 PMby carolss

    Please redraft this pattern for plus size?

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    Feb 21, 2011, 11.20 AMby courtingladyluck

    I’m in the middle of making these, having struggled through a muslin, and I can honestly say that they’re not difficult, but the instructions are totally shot to pieces – Step 9 has the tech drawings for Step 9 but the written instructions for Step 11, repeated again at Step 11. Step 9 is the important section about adding your facings to the side panels where the buttons and buttonholes are, so it’s incredibly frustrating not to have this. I’ve mudduled through, but could we please have a re-write of the instructions? If it was free that wouldn’t be an issue but as it’s a pattern you have to pay for, I think maybe it would be good if someone spent a little time re-writing them?

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.24 PMby Dani Restercher

    Having said that the final product is gorgeous it’s worth the struggle :D

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    Feb 28, 2010, 08.25 PMby Dani Restercher

    A warning – the instructions are difficult to make heads nor tails of unless you really know what youre doing. Not intermediate.

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      Mar 9, 2010, 07.54 PMby kdexeter

      Nothing new for these patterns. I find the instructions very difficult to follow on most of the patterns

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      Mar 18, 2010, 11.50 PMby Dani Restercher

      I agree – a weak point is that the instructions are always hard to follow, a strong point however is that the final product always looks like the picture/example/technical drawing. In fact I shall get my SO to take some pics of mine and upload :)

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.15 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Burdastyle please provide a print at copy shop option for this-I’m not paying for something that I then have to spend a couple of hours (and way too much brain pain) ‘assembling’. Tthe folded bits of put together patterns are also a pain to transfer and cutting out the excess isn’t exactly ‘stringent’ either.. :(

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    Nov 23, 2009, 01.37 AMby Dani Restercher

    Why charge for a product that’s final images you can’t even see due to horrific overexposure? It’s like a full on white out!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 07.59 AMby fromvenuswithlove

    So disappointing that Burdastyle now charges for what use to be free :(

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    Aug 10, 2009, 08.38 PMby rowsew

    Lovely, I had a pair like this a few years ago, and wore them to death. The side openings make them really comfy – you can just not do up the top set on either side if you’ve eaten too much dinner! I need to get working on a new pair, just in case the summer appears!

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    Jun 13, 2008, 04.58 PMby chel02

    i want to make those so bad!!! but i think i’ll shorten the waist a tad.. i’m very against high waist things >_>

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    Feb 3, 2008, 09.34 PMby jendockter

    Super cute! Definitely on my to-do list for summer!

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