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Weston shorts

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Summer is right around the corner. Sometimes your average shorts are just too casual, and you need a little vintage style in your day.

Weston shorts are high waisted, with front and back darts to hug your shape. The tailored waistband has a zippered fly and can be finished with jeans buttons or sew on buttons. These shorts can be sewn up surprisingly quickly; and if you’ve never sewn a zippered fly before, you are in for a very pleasant surprise.

Choose a red denim for a fun, casual style, or go with a white linen for a classic look. Experiment with firm, tightly woven fabrics such as gaberdine, twill or even light weight canvas.

Pattern Details

DESIGN NUMBER

3039

APPROX. TIME REQUIRED

Two hours

SIZING

0 – 26

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Find out more about this sewing pattern from Seamwork here.

Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen

Size

UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Sewing level

Intermediate

Make time

All day

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    Weston shorts

    kennedyxelise

    I made shorts for the very first time! Check out more pics + a full review: https://www.kennedyelise.com/seamwork-weston/

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    Weston shorts

    ErinVanHandel

    The good: The Weston shorts have a flattering high-waisted design that makes my waist look trim. I sewed them up in cotton twill, whose body and weight were a good choice for this shorts sewing pattern. I think these shorts would be stylish sewn in faux suede and worn with tights and boots!

    The less than good: The high waist and long zipper create a poochy bump between the waistband and crotch. I think this is pretty common for high-waisted designs; the bump even shows up on Seamwork’s model (see my side-by-side comparison pic). The waistband is tall (2 inches), and it folds down over the buttons even though I’m confident I choose the correct size. I think if you moved up the top button a 1/4 inch, you could mitigate the fold.

    What’s more: The shorts pattern didn’t include pockets, so I added two welt pockets to the back. It was my first time adding rear welt pockets to a pattern with darts in the back, and there was a lot of trial and error. My patience paid off, though!

    Check out all the details in my blog post: http://siemacht.blogspot.com/2016/10/high-waisted-shorts-pattern-review.html.

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