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Yellow Shorts

Added Apr 20, 2010

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






This was my first time ever of making a pair of pants (shorts,) that don’t have elastic at the top. :) It’s pretty exciting. I used the Built by Wendy 3850 pattern. I was lost in the pattern for about ¾ of the time. I messed up quite a bit, but I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. The sweater I refashioned to fit me….XXL in men’s isn’t really my size.

My photos were inspired by Whinne the Pooh.

Material Notes

Cotton, thread




Garment Type

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    Oct 4, 2010, 03.51 PMby annaelisabeth

    perfect mood in the picture. everything looks so full of harmony

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    Jul 27, 2010, 07.41 PMby sunnycamehome

    I love your pictures (and your clothes of course :) )

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    May 12, 2010, 08.21 PMby danniidx

    I love the Whinnie the Pooh theme, so cute! The shorts are amazing as well! Love the colour, so pretty :). I love the way you have refashioned the sweater, looks good! I;ve never made shorts before but this has inspired me!

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    Apr 26, 2010, 06.56 PMby Shannon Grech

    Amazing as always!! You’ve inspired me to take a stab at making my own shorts since I recently acquired some fabric of the same color, except i’m gonna attempt making them off the top of my head. I’m really lost when it comes to patterns…. =S Your shoes remind me of a more vintage pair of Fred Perry’s – really cute!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 06.12 PMby seussian

    What kind of shoes are you wearing in this shoot? I like them. =) Pettty scenery, I’m jealous. God bless

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      Apr 25, 2010, 08.49 PMby melonhead

      Um I don’t know the name of them actually. I got them at Goodwill for a $1. Thanks. Yeah there’s a pretty nature preserve close to my house. I go there sometimes to take pictures.

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      Apr 25, 2010, 09.17 PMby seussian

      Goodwill is one of the best places isn’t it? =)
      I go there a lot.
      I got a pair of black victorian style boots there for $6.
      Keep up the good work =)
      God bless

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    Apr 23, 2010, 06.01 PMby lizah

    I love it! both the shorts and the pictures are so cute! :)

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    Apr 23, 2010, 09.16 AMby issymonsterr

    Adorable shorts! I love the cute combination of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. Very Whimsical!!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 12.25 AMby grainline

    sweet shorts, sweet shoot! nobody can resist yellow shorts and a pot of honey.

    how did you find the sizing on the pattern? I’ve been soured on the bbw patterns due to all the sizing problems I’ve had, but I like these shorts a lot!

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      Apr 23, 2010, 05.45 PMby melonhead

      Thanks. I know right.

      It wasn’t too bad. I just made them 4 sizes bigger then what I actually wear and they fit pretty nice. I do that on all the BBW patterns. They’re always to small.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 06.38 PMby calicocouture

    Very cute! I just love all of your photos. The winnie the Pooh theme is really clever.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 06.19 AMby carolyn-s

    Your photos are so inspiring and set off your clothes so well!! Cute styling, I love it!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 10.43 PMby tallykay

    you remind me of winnie the pooh!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 09.25 PMby citycat

    Beautiful photos! I like the combination of colors very much)

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.47 PMby sarsaparilla

    Nice shorts (and great pictures as always)! I’d heard bad things about that pattern, but yours turned out wonderfully well :)

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.46 PMby msgems

    Hey these are cool… I was thinking Winnie the Pooh before I read your post. :-) I’m sooo scared of making trousers and shorts… (aka pants to you)… was it tricky?? I’m odd shaped so I think I would have troubles… jean shopping for me is like some sort of medieaval torture!! Any tips?

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      Apr 21, 2010, 01.33 PMby melonhead

      Cool, that’s what I wanted. YES it was a pain. but once you get past the crotch area it get’s easier. I would make the first pair of pants with a fabric you don’t care for, because you can work out all the kinks on that. Then the second time you’ll know what to do and it will be easier.

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      Apr 21, 2010, 02.25 PMby msgems

      Cool… I’m going to be brave and give it a go soon I think :-)

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.30 PMby caramia-made

    Very cute! Incidentally I was about to make a pair of shorts from the same pattern. What did you find difficult about it? Any tips? =)

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      Apr 21, 2010, 01.37 PMby melonhead

      Thanks. The crotch was a pain and the pockets. Make sure you mark all the dots. That’s what I forgot, so I was lost and had to go back and remark them. Hope it works out for you. : )

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.13 PMby colourmyworld

    I am always amazed by your beautiful photos and your creations are so well made. Keep up the good work!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.10 PMby cae-mor

    I love it!!!!

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