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Who wears short shorts?

Added Jun 3, 2009

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






I made these shorts using some leftover fabric from one of my dresses. I didn’t have big enough pieces of fabric so I patchworked some together – it’s not very noticeable though cos of the stripes. I modified the Anita pattern. I brought the waist down by 4cm and made pockets with bows on them. I wanted a covered button. The only good sized button I had didn’t have a shank so I threaded some wire through the holes and made one!

Material Notes

Quite thick striped cotton. Blue floral cotton. Zip. Button. Wire.




Garment Type

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.51 PMby lauraemillar

    Could you give me some advice on step six part b? IT isn’t making much sense to me at all…. Picture a show how the right sides are facing together, but when you fold it over as part b says, somehow you end up with the right side facing the wrong side as the picture in part b shows.. I just don’t understand how they get to that.

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      Jul 21, 2010, 03.48 PMby Jodi Wade

      Sew the yoke and the back pant piece together, right sides facing. Zigzag or overlock that seam and then press it down towards the pant piece. Then top stitch it (sew it 0.7 cm away from the seam line). This top stitching will hold the seam allowances down so it stays nice and flat. I hope this makes sense for you now.

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    Jan 14, 2010, 05.30 AMby mcspadden

    can you please tell me how you printed or downloaded your jean pattern?

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    Jul 28, 2009, 02.58 PMby trolldoll

    ahhhh!!!these are so adorable!!They look super great on you too.

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    Jul 1, 2009, 08.18 AMby caitiebug

    I wish the pattern for these wasnt like $4 :(. These are sooo adorable great job!

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    Jun 5, 2009, 01.40 PMby MissWilliams

    Absolutely adorable!

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    Jun 4, 2009, 02.36 PMby lalunanueva

    this is great!

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    Jun 4, 2009, 03.21 AMby hannnc

    ooh i like the fabric you used on the inside of the pocket mixed with the main fabric. cute shorts!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 11.21 PMby kls009

    Very cute! I love the fabric too! What patter did you use? I have been looking for a shorts pattern forever!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 07.55 PMby judeb

    very cute, love the bows

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