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Posted on:7/8/12 9:37 AM

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phthooey said...
Thanks for the comments! @Jill Giard - yes, the scalloped hem is faced. You asked about the process of adding scallops. I traced the shorts pattern and lengthened the hem by two inches for both the front and back of the shorts. Then I traced off facing pieces for the hem, and drew the scallops on the facings: I measured the width of the front leg opening (not including seam allowances) and divided that between 7 scallops, so each scallop ended up being that same distance apart. I marked each one with a dot along the hemline, then took a spice jar lid (very exacting, I know) and traced the curves. So the top of each scallop touches where the original hemline was intended to be. Same for the back. Wish I'd gone for only 5 scallops, in retrospect, but it was all an experiment. :) Hope this helps!
7/16/12 8:24 PM
GoodbyeValntino said...
Your shorts are darling - love those scalloped edges.
7/9/12 8:49 PM
cleverkitty said...
really cute style with the scallops and I love the color.
7/9/12 9:39 AM
JEF said...
Too cute. The scallops are a great touch and so well executed too!
7/9/12 8:32 AM
Rlkataja said...
Wow!! Adorable :) Love the color and the scallops!!
7/9/12 6:05 AM
Raye Ann said...
I have scallops up for my next Iris shorts! It looks great on your cute green shorts.
7/8/12 10:44 PM
olybinewski said...
These are just darling! You've made something truly unique.
7/8/12 4:58 PM
JTink said...
I found this pattern was cut way too low for my very high waist, had to do a lot of altering. Yours turned out cute and those scallops are so smart :-)
7/8/12 2:31 PM
Myspirit4 said...
Love these shorts, especially the scalloped edge!
7/8/12 12:06 PM
MissCelie said...
7/8/12 11:50 AM
Jill Giard said...
Sooooo cute! the scalloped edges are great - Can you elaborate on the process? I am assuming you faced the hem?
7/8/12 11:31 AM
marec said...
Really cute! The scallops are such a great addition.
7/8/12 11:11 AM
KensingtonCrab said...
Love the scalloping! Very cute shorts!
7/8/12 9:46 AM
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