Hey y’all – today I’ve got just a fun summer sewing tutorial – how to sew womens shorts. This is a super easy project.
When I finished cutting out this tie-back dress, I had just enough fabric left over to make a little something, and I had been finding myself drawn to graphic print shorts like these:
Notice how they’re all kind of full? That’s when the lightbulb went off – I could use my Boxer Pajama Shorts pattern to make them!
To get the pattern for these, click over to the Boxer Pajama Shorts post and follow the instructions there.
I made one small change to to the pattern for these shorts. Because I didn’t want the crotch to be quite so dropped, I slashed the back crotch near the inseam and overlapped the pattern about 1 inch. That pulled the back rise up just enough to level off the crotch seam.
What I did is basically the opposite of the alteration you’d do for a full rear or if you wanted a dropped crotch.
After that I just followed the rest of the tutorial for the Pajama Shorts.
Styling tips for shorts like these:
- Make sure the top has details that separate it from a pajama top. In this case I paired them with a crocheted yoke t-shirt. A plain t-shirt might have read too, “I just rolled out of bed”
- Add other non-sleeping accessories. A hat, purse and sunglasses say you took time to put yourself together.
- Keep accessories simple – with a print this wild, you don’t want competition from your accessories. Paired with minimalist sandals and a solid colored tote (from this post) these feel comfy, not costume-y
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