Friday, 21 June 2013

Parsley Shorts

Shorts are on my to-do list so as soon as Rae posted her Parsley pants-to-shorts tutorial I dived straight in!

I used a nice soft linen with a fun Red Riding hood print. I followed the instructions for adjusting the pattern from the post and measured a 5" crotch length so that they were quite short (but long enough to last the summer).

 I chose the flat front option from the Parsley pattern same as when I made the pants, it is the look I prefer the most. The pattern calls for 1"-1.5" elastic and mine was 1" so I made my top stitch line a bit further down to hold the narrower elastic in place.

I have a diva on my hands at times. Here she is doing her very best impression of Daphne from Scooby Doo. I think she has it nailed!

I also tried the Flashback Tee (also of Made by Rae fame). What a great pattern! It was so simple to put together and the finish is really nice on it with the collar and wide cuffs. Alas this size is too small for my daughter. I thought it might be as I was making it. This is the size 6 so will cut another one out in a 7 to see the difference.



  1. The shorts are so cute - and who doesn't love Daphne?
    Great tee - perfect basic

    1. Thanks Justine! I can see myself making her a Daphne outfit (pattern components unknown yet)


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