Ladies Pleat Front Shorts sewing pattern
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This pleat front ladies shorts sewing pattern has 2 main style options to sew - a full elastic waistband or shaped waistband with side zip. Optional pockets, belt loops & sash.
As with all Pattern Emporium patterns, the sewing instructions outline how to achieve a professional looking finish.
- Semi tailored, loose fitting short
- Shaped waistband
- Easy side zip*
- Side pockets
- 2 length options
- Pleat front
- Darted back
- 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.
- Simple straight forward pair of shorts
- Quick & easy to sew
- Flat front waistband
- Elastic back
- Front pleats
- Comfy legs
GLORIOUS LITTLE PATTERN HACKS:
Want More Options to Sew? Here are a few more options you'll find in this tutorial:
- Optional pockets
- Belt loops
SKILL LEVEL: Easy & Intermediate options
|Hip/Seat (inches)||33 1/2||35 3/8||37 3/8||39 3/8||41 3/8||43 3/4||46 1/8|
FABRIC & TRIM OUTLINE:
Style 1 Pull-On Shorts - 32mm (1.25") elastic
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: These shorts can be made in Cotton Voile, Quilting Cotton, Lawn, Gagerdine, 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.
Please note: (1) The estimates below do not include directional fabrics. I recommend you cut out the pattern & lay the pieces down on a flat surface to help estimate fabric needs for directional fabric. (2) It's wise to pre-wash your fabrics, particularly those containing natural fibres.
|Pull-On Shorts - Play Length||0.9||0.95||1||1||1.2||1.2||1.2|
|Pull-On Shorts - Urban Length||1.1||1.1||1.2||1.2||1.4||1.4||1.4|
|Hepburn Shorts - Play Length||1||1||1.2||1.2||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Hepburn Shorts - Urban Length||1.2||1.2||1.35||1.35||1.6||1.6||1.6|
|Pull-On Shorts - Play Length||1||1||1||1||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 1/4|
|Pull-On Shorts - Urban Length||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 1/2||1 1/2||1 1/2|
|Hepburn Shorts - Play Length||1||1||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 3/4||1 3/4||1 3/4|
|Hepburn Shorts - Urban Length||1 1/4||1 1/4||1 1/2||1 1/2||1 3/4||1 3/4||1 3/4|
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