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Vintage Plaid High Waisted Shorts

Added Aug 7, 2014

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I’ve been sewing so much more this past summer than I have been all school year and it’s felt so renewing. I made the shorts that I’m wearing using a vintage pattern that I bought at a thrift store a few years ago. That day was such a good thrifting score. I found a whole box of 1940/50s sewing patterns for sale and each pattern was only 50 cents. Needless to say I bought a lot and this project was one of the patterns that I bought.

I’ve made three different pairs of these shorts and and each time I make a new one I fall in love again. They’re so comfortable, and the fitting in the crotch was perfectly drafted, which I’ve had a hard time finding that in modern sewing patterns. Although I’ve only sewn a few pants patterns so I’m sure there are a lot of great ones I’ve been missing out on. What are your favorite pants sewing patterns?

All photos are self portraits taken by myself.

More photos over on my blog! http://esther-fromthesticks.blogspot.com/2014/08/summer-sewing-vintage-plaid-high.html

Material Notes

fabric, zipper, thread, snaps




Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 15, 2014, 12.41 PMby sewing fanatic

    Gorgeous, Victoriana looking pics x

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      Aug 15, 2014, 02.17 PMby melonhead

      Thank you!

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    Aug 8, 2014, 01.49 AMby izbott

    What a great find. The pattern is still very contemporary. You look good. Burda young has a pant pattern #7227. I really like it as it a good summer style. There is a bloomer option which I have to try. Check it out. Cheers, :-)

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    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Aug 15, 2014, 02.17 PMby melonhead

      Thank you! And thank you so much for the recommendation, I’ll have to look it up and try it out! :)

  • Missing

    Aug 7, 2014, 06.31 PMby AndjelcicInRs

    This is beautifull!

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    Aug 7, 2014, 04.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very interesting pattern for shorts! Nice photos! – and your top is awesome too :)

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    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Aug 15, 2014, 02.16 PMby melonhead

      Thank you!

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