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The *BEST* shorts ever!

Name The *BEST* shorts ever!
Status finished
Happiness
Started Dec 20, 2020
Completed Dec 20, 2020
Progress 100 %
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Notes I cannot buy shorts or trousers to fit me!
I have had 6 babies and have quite a round tummy but not heavy hips.
These trouser make a lovely shorts pattern.
I also wear a support short (SRC bike pants) due to a back issue. I can make these short long enough to cover them as well!
I added belt loops, stitched down centre pleat and cigarette splits at the sides.
The fabric is a black, stretch cotton ottoman but I have made another pair in navy linen. Both are on heavy rotation in my wardrobe.

Users Comments

  • Newenka

    Most women have this problem ... me too. Where I buy pants they say right ..... definitely tighten 8 cm in the waist again :) Now for the first time I made one myself and still had to make a change. I like your pants very much and will look good on you!

  • Maria

    Very smart looking shorts.
    I agree with you that "ready to wear" clothes just do not fit - sewing for ourselves is a wonderful thing!

  • Anne-Marie Dionne

    This a a beautiful classic model. I like the side zipper: not always easy to pull it up, but comfortable to wear!

  • Jane Riebe

    This is what I like about Lekala patterns: you can make clothes that actually fit (because who actually has the standard body measurements?) What amazes me most about your shorts...how you found time to make not only one, but TWO pairs of them with six children! You must be SuperMom! LOL

  • Nicole Keller

    Merci Desiree, je me sens très vif de les porter

    Thank you Desiree, I feel very snappy wearing them

  • désirée boutault

    tres sympa et astucieux la piqure nervure pour faire le pli
    bravo