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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 125587-1008 (Patagonia Island Shorts)

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Posted on:9/14/12 7:45 PM
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Baja Susana said... (10/4/12 4:00 PM) Reply
You did a wonderful job with those shorts, they look better than the ones you knocked off! Good work!
Karla Kizer said... (9/27/12 6:57 AM) Reply
Very good-looking shorts with great details. Yes, the details are a pain to do, but they make all the difference. Belt loops: use Freya's selvage trick or just cut a length of fabric and serge one edge. Fold the fabric in thirds and top stitch. MUCH easier than turning a narrow tube, less bulky, and it mimics RTW.
Levone said... (9/17/12 3:00 PM) Reply
Fantastic looking shorts!
velosewer said... (9/17/12 5:45 AM) Reply
Wow. These are amazing!
Mel.J said... (9/16/12 9:50 AM) Reply
Wow. You are amazing at getting the look you want.
dawn so cal said... (9/16/12 9:38 AM) Reply
They are awesome!
Margaret said... (9/16/12 8:16 AM) Reply
Great shorts! Love all the details! The belt loops look very nice!
FreyaStark said... (9/15/12 8:04 PM) Reply
Very nice, and an impressive effort. Thanks for your comment on linen-rayon blend. I've found cotton-linen disappointing but now I feel like giving linen-rayon a go. To make belt loops, I cut against the selvedge so that one edge is selvedge and one is raw fabric. Then I fold the raw edge in and the selvedge edge on top of that, then stitch. The result is a neat finish, and no turning!
Sharonspils said... (9/15/12 6:28 PM) Reply
Fantastic shorts, they look so good. Invest in a Fast Turn Tube Set and those narrow belt loops will be a dream to make.
QuikSew said... (9/15/12 10:20 AM) Reply
I love these shorts!! I especially like the belt loops and tabs at the bottom. These, I would wear--a LOT!
renren said... (9/15/12 10:12 AM) Reply
Meticulously done! Sorry about the pain of turning those loops but . . .yep, it was worth it, especially with that rivet decorating the angled v-turn. It was also worth redoing the cuffs and making the pocket templates. Everything was worth it because you've achieved perfection in this project! (Plus you are standing in front of a babbling creek which I hope is fed by meltwater from winter snows, because that probably means you are hiking at a higher elevation . . . and hiking at higher elevations--within limits, of course--is always GOOD!!!)
1SewSweet said... (9/15/12 8:19 AM) Reply
These shorts are THE cutest shorts ever! Perfect length, fit, everything! Great job!
JEF said... (9/15/12 7:16 AM) Reply
Wow, these are gorgeous. I often skimp/simplify details but clearly I need to cut that out. The details on these shorts just make them wonderful.
jannw said... (9/15/12 6:32 AM) Reply
Great shorts and a lovely fabric!! The waistband tabs were worth it!! That and the buttons adds a great detail!! have fun hiking in them
QuiltSewSewSue said... (9/15/12 2:40 AM) Reply
Love these shorts - they look just like the inspiration and I am interested to find some linen rayon blend. - sounds lovely!
cerulean said... (9/15/12 0:49 AM) Reply
Great style! The really look great! The fabric choice is great too!
Rhoda K said... (9/14/12 11:04 PM) Reply
Great looking pair of shorts! So professional.
Mazzygirl said... (9/14/12 11:03 PM) Reply
an excellent knock-off! well done!
wildbluestarz said... (9/14/12 9:45 PM) Reply
I LOVE these shorts!!!! They are my perfect always on the lookout for style. Not too long, not too short in the leg and not too high or too low a waist.
Dilliander said... (9/14/12 9:34 PM) Reply
These look fabulous, you are an ace with pants and shorts! I've been enjoying your reviews of the many lovely and beautifully sewn versions.
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