Shorts!! After attempting to wear my last me-made pair, I decided that it was time I made these beauties. I love them! But then again…what’s not to love about sailor shorts! I’m also pretty sure that Zoe would like these too!
|Kwik Sew 3854|
I used Kwik Sew 3854. I knew that I wanted this pattern the moment I laid eyes on it! With no fly zip to contend with and those cute pockets I was quite excited to make these. While I do love them… I have to say that I made them too big. Just a little. They are pretty good right out of the dryer but stretch a bit after wear and I feel as though I am pushing my tummy out to keep them up to my waist. Relaxed, they sit down on my hips more and look very saggy in the butt. Completely losing the high waist look I was going for. Yup, gonna need to make some alterations to these.
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3854
Fabric Used: A poly twill that I had left over from my Charlie Jumpsuit. I used buttons that I salvaged from and old skirt. Mine were larger so I only used two.
Instructions: I first have to say that I like Kwik Sew patterns…especially the nice white thick paper they use. The shorts went together quickly and easily without any difficulty.
Changes I made: The only change I made to these was taking a bit of the volume out of the thigh area. I found that they “belled” out too much for me. They weren’t as straight a cut as they look in the pattern picture.
*Just a note about the pockets in these shorts… they are kinda small. If I’m not careful when putting my phone in my pocket, it will slip right out and fall to the floor. I love a good, deep, secure pocket and these just don’t quite cut it for me.
They look great! I find it so hard to predict what will get too baggy as the day goes on… until the are all done and one the body! Then it's just annoying… but usually not annoying enough to fix. (Oh, the drama!) Are you going to make more?
Lovely! Great pattern, great fit!
Fantastic looking shorts and what a nuisance they grow but you now know what to do to get the perfect shorts!
Really like this style of shorts. Not sure if the pockets will work for me, but I might give it a try. You look fantastic in them! Love how you styled your outfit.
What a super cute pattern. You should make a ton of them cause they look great. 🙂
These are really cute! They look like they fit perfectly, too bad they get saggy after a while.
They look really good! I do hope you make them again, with your discovered tweaks Made to the pattern, such a perfect outfit for the warmer weather.
You're certainly stylish as always.
At the risk of sounding like a Valley girl….super, super cute!! The buttons are the perfect finishing touch. I've been thinking about your jumpsuit a lot recently. I'm just hesitant to sew one, and I'm curious if you wear yours very often…
These do look like perfection. It's strange to read they aren't a perfect fit. Probably there is not too much to change for another time. Shorts look terrible on me, but I have to admit I've considered this pattern myself, it's just so cute!
Gosh they look like a perfect fit from here! They look gorgeous and in a style that I love. I hope you make more.
Thanks Gillian! You're right, it is hard to predict. I think that I probably will make more.
Thanks! I do like them despite the minor fit issue and like you say, will know what to do next time.
Thanks Dharma! Yeah the pockets were a bit of a bummer but not a deal breaker for me.
Okaaaay if you say sooooo! 😉
Thanks Marrie! Regardless of the saggy butt thing…I will wear them.
Awe shucks, thanks!
Thanks Sue! I have worn my jumpsuit but of course not as much as my dresses and skirts. Perhaps I will wear it more in the fall. It doesn't really fall into a definite style category… you know…not flashy enough for party wear, not really business wear, not casual.. I think my next jumpsuit will be a little more summery casual. In a print…yes a print. More fun. Which is what I think jumpsuits should be. FUN.
Thank you lady.
I don't know how these pics turned out this way because I was walking around hiking them up. It must have been a fresh hike when these were snapped. Hehe. I do love the pattern though.You really should give them a try.
Thanks Kirsty! Yes! These would suit you so well.
I love it! I agree with everyone, you should make more. You look great as always 🙂
In spite of the shallow pockets and size issues, these look fantastic! I'm a fan of Kwik Sew too; I've only tried the men's jean pattern but it's great!
these are so cute Margo! and suit your classic style beautifully. It'll be easy to just cut the pockets bigger for your next pair. Thanks for bringing the pattern to our attention!
These shorts are so cute! Looks like you are ready to set sail, "in fashion" ! You look great and I love the background. These pictures could be in our Nova Scotia tourist brochures. 🙂
I would have never notice this pattern if it wasn´t for you! You made such a good job! The fit is great and the sailor look is so summery and elegant. I bet you´ll be making more like these!!!
Oh gosh, you just look so cute. I may have to try this style, yours are so flattering!
I bought this pattern recently having seen it on another blog, and am so happy to have found your blog whilst looking for images of these shorts. There seems to be some consensus that the shorts are rather large, could you please tell me which size you made? Many thanks, Fiona.
They look so modern and elegant! i just started to make the exact same pair at school with the Kwik Sew pattern and your site helped me to watch out for things like the butt and pockets. Thank you! I hope mine turn out like yours. xx