Sunday, July 13, 2014

Burda Style 03-2013-126 Shorts

We are on a roll making shorts for the Princess.  This pair turned out especially cute.

This is #126 from the March 2013 issue:  Shorts with contour waistband and hip yoke pockets.

The fabric is this paint splash denim from Hancock.

We saw this back in December and the Princess loved it, but I didn't buy any because at $19.99 a yard, it was a little too expensive to buy with no plan in mind.  Then I saw it again a couple of weeks ago and it was marked down 50%.  I bought a yard thinking we could make a vest or shorts or something for the Princess.  This pattern just fit the fabric!

These shorts are adorable.  They are simple to construct (2 dot pattern) but you get a lot of impact with the front and back section seams and the pockets which wrap to the back.  I also added double top stitching to all the seams in lime green thread.  It's hard to see in the photos, but looks nice in person.

The denim was weighty, so I used lime green micro check for the waist facings.  The zipper doesn't quite match- it was from stash.

I cut a 34 for the Princess and the only adjustment I made was adding an extra half inch to the waist at both sides.  I think the finished shorts are the perfect length for her.  I like them so much in fact, that I'm considering making a pair for myself.  Or maybe the longer version:

I love all the pockets and section seams!  I'll have to grade up 2 sizes, though, so we'll see.

My vacation is over and it's back to work tomorrow.  I have another pair of shorts cut out for the Princess and a dress all muslined and ready to cut for myself.  I hope I can keep the sewing momentum going once I get back into my work routine.  So many projects, so many plans!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous. You are really on a shorts roll!

AllisonC said...

Those are cute, I think I'd like this pattern for myself too though alas it won't be in a size 34!

Audrey said...

I made these shorts for myself. I has to size up and used a plain green demin. They are not near as cute as the version you made your daughter. You need to make yourself a pair.