Singapore shorts

We went to Singapore. I needed shorts and quickly. My much modified elastic waisted trouser pattern to the rescue again. It was originally the Barb trousers pattern from Style Arc, but has morphed so many times it is now my own.

I had floral lightweight denim and dark navy, mid-weight denim, each with a bit of stretch.








I decided to use pink top-stitching thread in the floral shorts. I liked it so much I used it in the dark denim pair. It is a nice bright contrast to the denim and gives a balance to my lily white legs.








The family do not like the floral shorts, but I am rather fond of them. However the navy shorts were worn more often. I need a shorts & trousers pattern that is an easy and quick make, like this, but with pockets. I miss pockets. Any pattern suggestions?

Costs & details:

Pattern – Style Arc Barb, shortened to above knee, lifted the centre back by 1.5 cm. The original pattern was a free download a couple of years ago.

Fabric Р1.2 metres of floral denim from the remnant warehouse in Sydney, $12.00. Another 1.2 metres of dark denim from Rathdowne Remnants, $10.00.

Thread and elastic – all from the notions stash.

Total = $22.00 for two pairs of shorts.



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I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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5 Responses to Singapore shorts

  1. The shorts look FAB!!! Love it! That floral is one of our favourites too!


  2. catkins13 says:

    Haha – i added ny shorts suggestion to your Bard pants post – duh – but these are ok


  3. Pingback: Top 5 – the sewing hits | Bobbins, Bikes and Blades

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