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Swing Shorts

Ladies Swing Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern - Easy fit or tailored

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If you're after a pair of shorts that sit beautifully around the torso & swing out softly over the thighs, with no hugging in sight, this is the pair of shorts for you.

Why are they so great? These shorts look a lot like a skirt with all the benefits of a pair of shorts. Dressed up or down, they are the perfect compliment to your spring & summer wardrobe.

Playing in the park, doing the grocery shopping, having coffee with the girls or a date with someone special, the Ladies Swing Shorts are ideal. They are the beautifully feminine shorts that are easy to dress up for the office or a date or down for the park.  And they won't fly up & show your fancy knickers like a skirt will. 

1) THE TAILORED SWING SHORTS

These shorts are a more tailored look, made easy with awesome instructions. 

  • 2 lengths - Play (short) & Urban (above the knee) 
  • Sits just below the natural waist 
  • Narrow shaped waistband 
  • Simple back zip 
  • Wide ‘swing’ leg openings 
  • Side edges are cut on the bias allowing a beautiful drape effect around the legs. 
  • Fabulous for twirling 
  • Optional pockets
    2) THE RELAXED SWING SHORTS
    These super relaxed pull-on shorts are a quick & easy style to sew. 
    • 2 lengths - Play (short) & Urban (above the knee) 
    • Sits just below the natural waist. 
    • Full elastic waistband 
    • Wide ‘swing’ leg openings 
    • Side edges are cut on the bias allowing a beautiful drape effect around the legs. 
    • Fabulous for twirling
    • Optional pockets 
    SIZE RANGE:  Sizes 6-20 (Aussie sizes, see sizing chart)
    (US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18)
    Size (AU) 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
    Waist (cms) 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
    Waist (inches) 23 5/8 25 5/8 27 1/2 29 1/2 31 1/2 33 1/2 35 3/8 37 3/8
      To determine size, measure around your natural waist. The tape measure should be firm but not tight.
        
      SKILL LEVEL: Easy & Intermediate options
       

      FABRIC & TRIM OUTLINE:

      TRIM REQUIREMENTS: Dress zip 20cm (8") or longer. 1 x 15mm (5/8") button or size 20 snap. Lightweight interfacing (fusing).

      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, Crepe including Wool Crepe & any fabric with a nice drape.

      FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
      The following table outlines fabric requirements based on 110cm (44") & 150cm (60") fabric.

      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) If you are sewing with rayon, remember to allow for shrinkage & buy a little extra.  (3) Also it’s wise to pre-wash your fabrics, in particular rayon.

      FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: METRES
      Style A: Tailored Swing Shorts (AU Sizes 6-20. US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18)
      Size (AU) Fabric Width 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
      Play Length 110cm 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8 2
      Play Length 150cm 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4
      Urban Length 110cm 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 2 2 2.4 2.4
      Urban Length 150cm 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6
      Style B: Relaxed Swing Shorts  (AU Sizes 6-20. US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18)
      Size (AU) Fabric Width 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
      Play Length 110cm 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 2 2 2 2
      Play Length 150cm 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8
      Urban Length 110cm 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.4
      Urban Length 150cm 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1
      FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: YARDS
      Style A: Tailored Swing Shorts  (AU Sizes 6-20. US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18)
      Size (AU) Fabric Width 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
      Play Length 40" 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 2 2 2.2
      Play Length 60" 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5
      Urban Length 40" 1.7 1.9 2 2 2.2 2.2 2.6 2.6
      Urban Length 60" 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7
      Style B: Relaxed Swing Shorts  (AU Sizes 6-20. US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18)
      Size (AU) Fabric Width 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
      Play Length 40" 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
      Play Length 60" 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 2 2
      Urban Length 40" 2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.6
      Urban Length 60" 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

       

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