April 16, 2011


I recently made a pair of shorts using this pattern. 

I used a red twill and my own handmade seam tape. I love them and can't wait for it to get a bit warmer but I am surprised how short they are considering the pattern is from the very early 60s. Usually I end up shortening the length of the legs in vintage shorts but this time I actually wanted to add an inch.

Handmade seam tape at the hem.

By the way, my sailors stripe top blogged about here was also made using the same pattern.


  1. Very cute! I'd love to try making my own, but trousers and shorts still scare me! lol
    Ashley x

  2. Lovely! They look great! The handmade tape is a nice touch too!

  3. They turned out very well! I've got a couple of pairs that I made from a 1949 pattern and was expecting to have to shorten some. They are already pretty darn short though!

  4. that pattern is amazing! i want! those shorts turned out great and they look awesome on you! love the tape, too.