Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Sewing: Vintage Plaid High Waisted Shorts

 All photos are self portraits taken by myself.

I've been sewing so much more this past summer than I have been all school year and it's felt so renewing.  I made the shorts that I'm wearing using a vintage pattern that I bought at a thrift store a few years ago.  That day was such a good thrifting score.  I found a whole box of 1940/50s sewing patterns for sale and each pattern was only 50 cents.  Needless to say I bought a lot and this project was one of the patterns that I bought.  

Crochet Mesh Top:  Sheinside
High Waisted Red Plaid Shorts:  Made myself 
I've made three different pairs of these shorts and and each time I make a new one I fall in love again.  They're so comfortable, and the fitting in the crotch was perfectly drafted, which I've had a hard time finding that in modern sewing patterns.  Although I've only sewn a few pants patterns so I'm sure there are a lot of great ones I've been missing out on.      

What are your favorite pants sewing patterns?


  1. Very impressive plaid matching. Once again you set a great standard for young sewists.

  2. To me, you are one of the most inspirational people on the entire internet. Just putting that out there. Love the shorts, and that top would be another great DIY. Now you've gotten me thinking... Tulle or fine mesh and thin bias tape, maybe?

  3. Wow, beautiful shorts, love the top also!

  4. I agree with Katrina. You are insanely talented! love these shorts. really pretty!

  5. I love the styling for this shoot! Great props.

  6. Try the Thurlow trousers by Sewaholic. Very nice fit for women with small waist to hip ratio.

    1. Thank you so much for the recommendation! I'll have to check it out! :)

  7. wow!! looove!!! i buy every vintage pattern that i find!!

  8. High waisted shorts with vintage style is so cool, I felt it would be very suitable for me, thank you, you have given me inspiration :)