Swing Shorts

Size Guide

THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERN.

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. 

SPECS:

  • PATTERN FORMAT: Digital PDF Pattern
  • PAPER FORMATS: A4, Letter, A0 Copyshop.
  • PRINT PATTERN IN: Adobe Reader
  • LAYERED: No
  • FABRIC TYPE: Woven
  • SIZE RANGE: AU6-20 (US2-16)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Easy & intermediate options.

 

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)
    • Click here for size chart.
    • US Equivalent: 2-16. UK Equivalent: 4-18
    • Style A: measure waist to determine size. 
    • Style B: measure hip/seat, 20cm (8") down from natural waist, to determine size. 
      
     

    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:
    • Based on 110cm (44") & 150cm (60") fabric.
    • Does not include directional fabrics.
    • Click here for fabric requirements chart. 
      

    PLEASE NOTE: Due the digital nature of our patterns, refunds after purchase are not possible.