If you're after a super quick pair, you can make the elastic waist version with the Easy Pull-On Shorts. The are not as tailored as the Hepburns but they do have some of the same features & some extras.
Simple straight forward pair of shorts
Quick & easy to sew
Flat front waistband
STYLE 2: The Zipped (Tailored) Hepburn Shorts
This is a very relaxed design. It features a low sitting waistband & easy crotch. These are not 'snug fit' shorts.
Semi tailored, loose fitting short
Easy side zip*
2 length options
Belt loops & optional sash & bound edge pockets
* Don't let the zip scare you, I have a very simple method that will have you excited about how quickly & easily you now insert zips.
Style 2: Hepburn Shorts -18cm (7") dress zip to match (can be longer if that's what you have at home), 1 x 20mm (3/4) button or Size 20 snaps. 25mm (1") bias tape.
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Cotton Voile, Quilting Cotton, Lawn, Gaberdine, Cotton Sateen, Rayon, Silk & Silk-like fabrics, Linen & Linen Blends, Chambray, Denim. My favourite is quilting cotton because of all the fabulous prints you can choose from.
Great fitting shorts. Have made 2 pairs 'Urban' style in size 14 - no pattern alternations needed! Omitted the pleats on the second pair and they still look good. Happy to recommend this pattern.
My daughter loves them!
My daughter hated her new school shorts as they were very restrictive. I found this pattern and it was perfect! I removed the pleat, added the pockets and made it out of stretch bengaline and they look just like the original school shorts, but she can easily get on her bike and run around.
The pattern was super easy to sew together and the instructions were very easy to follow. I love the little ☝️ for jumping to different sections. Made it easy to find the parts I needed.
Will keep this pattern and make more as she grows (made size 6 for my 12yo)
Best Shorts Ever!
I love these shorts. I don’t normally like a front pleat, but these are extremely flattering. The pockets are easy to install and look great. Kate’s instructions, as always, are wonderful. I made the half elastic waistband. The next pair I’ll attempt the zipper.
I made the Hepburn shorts with the shaped waistband & side zipper. The instructions on how to get the zipper in was the BEST I have ever had & I now use this method for ALL zippers I put in any garment! Compared to other PE patterns I have made, I didn't find this one as cohesive, but still lots of fabulous pictures & tips on how to get a professional finish. Next version I make will be the elastic waist! Another win for the PE team!!!
Beautiful Fit, Classy Looking Shorts
Made longer version for my daughter's 31st birthday with half elastic and a cute organic cotton avocado print. She loves then. Made up so professionally she kept commenting how well sewn they were. All pattern tips helped them look so good especially ironing all seams and the over stitching. Easy and quick once printed and paper joined. Can't wait to make some for me now.