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Added Jan 19, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






The Tonia shorts are a piece that fits any occasion. Wear it with a beautiful evening top, a blazer and boots. Wear it with a cardigan and some tennis shoes. The choice is yours.

Our sample is made of a woolen suiting material, though corduroy or plaids would make the whole look a bit sportier.

The pattern is easy to adjust in length, if needed. You can also play with the width of the hemband at the leg. More difficult pattern changes would be adding to or eliminating the gathering.

Material Notes

Woolen suiting




Garment Type
Casual, Classic



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    Oct 21, 2012, 07.34 PMby Monicao6


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    Mar 22, 2012, 05.13 PMby vintagegal

    This is a great look, if you are tall and thin…most of us are not. The blouse is very wearable though….

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    Mar 21, 2012, 01.27 AMby nouvellegamine

    god, these are so cute. i’ll wear them with tights though, bc i’m ooooooooooooolllllllllldddd and my thighs look like a carton of cottage cheese.

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    Mar 20, 2012, 06.10 PMby ana aranda

    ohhh, so cute!



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    Mar 19, 2012, 07.58 PMby jacquipardue

    I need a pattern for the blouse—gorgeous!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 01.55 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Love these shorts but what’s with the area just under the button? (don’t know what it’s called) It’s all wrinkled and funny looking.

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      Mar 22, 2012, 02.04 AMby lime-blue

      I think they have put the button on too far over, so that the top of the zip is under strain. i’ve had this happen, just need to move the button over, tightening the waistband a little.

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.37 AMby mje2009

    So cute, too bad my thighs are huge!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 06.38 PMby fraiche

    Crazy about this whole look!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 05.14 PMby kelepso

    Beautiful shorts, including the blouse! Great pictues too!

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    Aug 19, 2010, 07.42 PMby lbeveryday

    I love how these shorts look, but I’m not sure they will compliment my curves. I already have enough hips for tomorrow..lol. So, would they look good on thicker, curvier curves??

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    Jul 21, 2010, 05.57 PMby lea77034

    I’m 5’10 and these shorts are super cute with a nicepair of 3" in heels. They drape wonderfully with a lightweight demin or twill.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 06.11 PMby eicebleu

    My body shape is basically ‘apple on a pair of sticks’ so I’ve ALWAYS had trouble finding shorts that fit. These look like they would fit (or at least made to) but I don’t have any idea if they would look good on me though…

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    May 3, 2010, 05.55 PMby bite

    I love this . i have really long and skinny legs, so i have problems finding stuff that fits and looks nice on me, i´ll try with this

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.16 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 29, 2011, 10.45 AMby Jambalaya

      I agree, that’s why I don’t buy most of the patterns I see. :o(

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    Feb 11, 2009, 05.37 AMby kdexeter

    Not sure about the cuffs round the bottom. On my chunky thighs they would dig right in!! Perhaps this is just one for the tall skinny model types ;)

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    Aug 19, 2008, 05.22 PMby trumbelina

    This looks like this pattern is only a good idea if you have very long and skinny legs. I can’t imagine adding bulk to the largest part of my body with all of those pleats!!

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    May 10, 2008, 06.22 PMby anatolia

    I can’t believe there are shorts with my name the way I spell it. I have a hard time finding people named Tonia.

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    Oct 5, 2007, 04.49 PMby benedikta

    true, but I have to say, it was a bit snug on her in the waist and therefore the pants sat very high on her..

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    Aug 22, 2007, 11.47 PMby craftdinner

    this model has the longest legs ever!! I shortened the pattern and it still hits me at the the knee!!!

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