Sailor shorts

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I hardly ever use patterns – I’m not very good at adjusting them so I usually find it’s easier to make an entirely new pattern that fits right than to adapt one. But every once in a while I forget that. Most recently, I made these shorts for my sister Isabel’s birthday from Kwik Sew K3854 view B. As usual, I sort of wish I’d just made my own pattern. I made the smallest size, which according to the listed measurements should be much too small for Isabel, but ended up having to take it in quite a bit at the waist. This was somewhat difficult on the side seams because of the odd pocket construction. Why don’t the listed measurements describe the actual dimensions of the finished garment or a person who could wear it? Or at least come within three inches. I don’t understand how they can be so far off. But despite the challenges in making them, I’m very happy with the way they came out and so is Isabel.

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5 Responses to Sailor shorts

  1. Ashley says:

    These are so cute! I love the button details :)

  2. Kristin says:

    I’m sorry you had so many problems with an awful pattern, but the shorts are adorable! The print is so fun, but I think the waist and button details are my favorite!

  3. Ashleigh Wood says:

    Do you mind if I use one of these pictures on my website? It’s basically just my personal blog I’m starting as a project in english class-we put pics and comments of what we like and why and this time next year we write an essay about how we have changed-I really like the shorts and as a fabrics, textiles and design student I would love to try and make them myself!

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