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Striped Bella Shorts

Added Apr 21, 2010

by nadia42

Perth, Australia






I’ve been wanting a pair of high waisted shorts for a while now, but always holding back because I’m not quite sure how well they would suit me. Then after a trip to the fabric store I came home with this pinstripe fabric and decided it would make a great pair of shorts. I figured if the high waist didn’t suit me I could always untuck my top and cover the high waist. Anyway I adapted the Bella pattern, which was a fun pattern to sew, and ended up with these and i absolutely LOVE them. They are super comfy and just the right length that I prefer, shorts at the shops are always way to short for me or too long. Love them. I want to try make a pair of Bella pants with the left over material I have :)

Material Notes

polyester suiting of some sort




Garment Type

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    Mar 28, 2012, 01.13 AMby maidenjane

    Super sharp!

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    Feb 4, 2011, 07.47 PMby carolinesj

    Gorgeous shorts! I’m very inspired, but am going to make the Ruby ones instead… nice work!

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      Feb 5, 2011, 11.20 AMby nadia42

      Thanks :) i’ve just made a ruby pair using the left over fabric, they are great :D good luck with your pair :) :)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 02.46 PMby anajan

    Super cute shorts. I love how you played with the stripes’ directions, your variation is very similar to the idea I have for another pair of Bella.

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      Nov 3, 2010, 03.14 AMby nadia42

      Thanks :) I was just looking at your version. It looks amazing!! Definately makes me want to make another :P

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    Apr 23, 2010, 01.28 AMby nadia42

    i’ll see what i can do :P i’m not very good at writing instructions

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    Apr 22, 2010, 04.15 PMby missuscrime

    Would you consider doing a how-to explaining how you altered the pattern (especially the front part)? These are awesome, and i’ve wanted to make some like that for a while!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 03.54 PMby olya

    Super cute! I love the change you made on the front of them — it would also be great for a pair of sailor-style pants!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 12.55 PMby marianatalia

    These are great! They look sooo comfortable and fun!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 12.08 PMby sophie11

    These are divine!! I would be so happy if you could put up how you altered them! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 07.46 PMby lunatepetal

    awesome shorts!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 07.46 PMby lunatepetal

    awesome shorts!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 05.41 PMby ustreetmove

    wonderful job! i love these.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 01.34 PMby keren

    great job! I love them. Excellent fabric choice as well!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.36 PMby nadia42

    thank you :) yeah the stripes were fun to play around with, trying to get them to all sorta match up was a bit of a challenge :P

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.16 PMby nettie

    They look fantastic! And they do suit you really well. I have the same problem with store bought shorts, I may give these a go.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.14 PMby gdac

    These look GREAT!! You’ve done a fantastic job playing with the pin stripes!!!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 07.53 AMby ghainskom

    I like how you changed the front. Go for the pants!

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