Hepburn Shorts

Size Guide

THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERN.

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.

Now updated with layers in both print-at-home & copyshop version.

SPECS:
PAPER FORMATS: A4, Letter, A0
FABRIC TYPE: Woven fabrics.
LAYERED: Yes
SIZES: AU6-18 (US2-14). Click here for size chart. 
SKILL LEVEL: Both beginner & more experienced options.
 
STYLE 1:  The Pull-On Hepburn Shorts
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
  • Elastic back
  • Front pleats
  • Comfy legs

Womens Pleat Front Shorts sewing Pattern Emporium

 

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
  • 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. 

Pleat Front Shorts Sewing Pattern - Women

 


TRIM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 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, 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.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Click here for fabric requirements.
  • Based on 110cm (44") fabric.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a digital PDF pattern. Due the digital nature of our patterns, refunds after purchase are not possible.   


 

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