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Sashay Flared Shorts

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  • Includes all sizes, 4-30.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Beginner friendly.
  • Fast sew.
  • For stretch fabrics.
  • Flared fit.

The Sashay Shorts are a flared shorts pattern designed for sewing with stretch knit fabrics. They combine the femininity of a skirt with the practicality of shorts, offering the best of both worlds. If you're into beachwear, the slimline shorts are an excellent alternative to traditional board shorts when sewn in swimwear fabric.

Bonus, you can download and start sewing these today—they're that quick and easy!

With just three simple pattern pieces, sewing up a basic pair of Sashay Shorts is a breeze. 

What sets this pattern apart is the creative possibilities it offers. You have the freedom to choose the level of flare that suits your style, add pockets for convenience, and customise the length to your liking.

If you love these but want pants, take a look at our Palazzo Pants sewing pattern here.

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in this fabulous shorts pattern.

  • Sizes 4-30.
  • Fitted at the waist.
  • Flared leg (slimline, medium or full flare - see below).
  • Slightly dropped crotch to help create the perfect drape.
  • Multiple lengths.
  • 6 waistband options: yoga-style & narrow yoga style (both elastic free), shaped maternity waistband, enclosed elastic, covered elastic, decorative elastic.
  • Side seam free* - just 3 pieces to sew together, unless you want to add pockets. *Note: For sizes 22-30, an additional 2pc pattern option has been added for these sizes in the medium & full flare as the 1pc in these sizes may not fit into some fabrics widths. 
  • 2 optional pocket styles: 1-pc stitched pocket & jeans style pocket.


Flared Swing Shorts Sewing Pattern by Pattern Emporium


  • Slimline Flare: This style has a very subtle amount of flare in the legs. Sew them up in swimwear fabric for the perfect swim shorts.
  • Medium Flare: Drafted from a half circle, these shorts are fun, flirty & very feminine.
  • Full Flare - Our fullest shorts, this flare is 3/4 of a circle, making them the prettiest shorts on the block.

  • Now in AU Sizes 4-30.
  • See size chart here.
  • Hip/Seat Measurement 80-149cm (31.5-58 3/4")
  • Use your hip/seat measurement to determine your shorts size.
  • Measure 20cm (8") down from natural waist 
  • Use waist measurement to determine your waistband size.
  • Measure over SKIN not clothing.

  • 4-way stretch knit fabrics or 2-way stretch with vertical ‘give’.
  • Click here to view the fabric requirements (PDF) for this style. 


FABRICS SUGGESTIONS include Ponte, Cotton Lycra, Swimwear Spandex, Viscose or Rayon Elastane, Modal Elastane, Bamboo Elastane, Double Brushed Poly, Merino Wool Knit, Stretch Velvet (velour), Liverpool, Scuba, Poly Elastane Jersey, French Terry, Blends of the above.

YOGA WAISTBAND: This fabric needs good stretch and recovery. Ensure it contains Lycra, spandex or elastane.

TRIMS: 40mm (1.5”) elastic for Enclosed, Covered or Decorative Waistband or 25mm (1”) elastic for Covered or Decorative Waistband.

  • PATTERN FORMAT: Digital PDF Pattern.
  • PATTERN FILES: Print at home (A4/Letter), A0 Copy shop, Projector.
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Learn more here.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Knits.
  • SIZE RANGE: AU4-30 (US0-26).
  • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner.


SEAM ALLOWANCES are included. See pattern pieces or glossary for details.

BEGINNERS, WATCH OUR VIDEO SERIES here. Watch a tutorial tour & learn how to access, download & print your pdf patterns. 



PRINTING: For more details, see the info pages in the beginning of each tutorial.



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This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible.  No further discounts apply during a pattern release.

This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Gwenda M.
Sashay shorts

I love these shorts, so easy to make and lovely to wear.

Maureen B.
Sashay shorts

Fit to size. So easy to make and wear. I love them.

Suzanne P.
Love the swish

I haven’t worn shorts for a very long time but I have made up a practice run of the Sashay shorts and what appeals to me is the swish that makes them almost a skirt while still being shorts. I will definitely make them again with my size adjustments.

Mary C.
Sashays are Fantastic

Easiest pair of shorts to sew, and they look fantastic - very versatile.

Fantastic shorts pattern

The Sashay shorts provide more flair than your usual pattern. I love the dressy look of the subtle flair with foxy pockets. The directions made me feel like an experienced seamstress. I decided to skip the muslin and make a pair using the fit for the Palazzo pants and they were perfect.