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The Meet Me In Masada Shorts

Added Aug 16, 2011

by leahfranqui

Philadelphia, Pe...






Using Simplicity 2017, a vintage pattern from the 1940’s, I made these little (not really so little, actually) shorts! I made them with my trip to Israel in mind, but they have been useful since I got back to Philadelphia as well, so I might have to break down and make them in every color. I love them. I love how high waisted they are and how vintage but not costume they look.

I made them in Linen, which was excellent for the climate in Israel, if a bitch for traveling (wrinkles galore), but I steamed them in the shower. I was concerned about the color but pale ended up being the way to go, and though they did get dirty, all the dirt is sand colored so….no harm, no foul!

I changed the pattern very slightly. I omitted the pocket because I couldn’t figure out how it worked (a mission for another day) and I went for a zipper instead of the recommended snap fasteners. I’m a rebel, Dottie, a loner.

They are extremely comfortable, though you have to be careful what blouse you wear with them because your stomach is less then camouflaged. Oh, well, can’t have everything.

More on my blog!




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Aug 23, 2011, 07.12 PMby Lisette O

    They look great. I really love the peasant top you paired them with. I hope Israel was amazing.

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      Aug 24, 2011, 04.27 AMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! It’s forever 21, obviously, from whence all good things come…

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    Aug 21, 2011, 05.48 PMby red-lia

    LOL! The minute I saw the photo I recognized the place… Glad you enjoyed it here, the shorts are lovely!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 04.26 AMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! And Israel was amazing, I adored Masada, I can’t wait to go back!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 10.42 AMby milkyway

    So cuteeeeeeeee you look so fresh and happy!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.49 PMby leahfranqui

      Haha, thank you so much, in reality I had a cold and was dirty and sandy and exhausted, so I’m glad I’m a good actress!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 03.12 AMby caramia-made

    Cuuute! Looks like you had a great trip, I’ve always wanted to go to Israel!

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      Aug 18, 2011, 05.50 PMby leahfranqui

      It was extremely interesting, I had a great time! The ancient cities are just mind blowing.

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