Soho Shorts + Skirt

   
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Description

A stylish pattern to make pleated shorts and skirt that sit 1" below the natural waist. Both styles include a contour waistband, invisible zipper at the side seam, front pockets, and front and back pleats.

Suggested Fabrics

This pattern works best with a variety of woven fabrics including chambray, cotton poplin, corduroy, shirtings, linen, rayon, denim, and wool.

Notions

Coordinating thread, lining (optional: lightweight self fabric can be used instead of lining), 8" invisible zipper, stable lightweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), and 1 yard of 1/4" twill tape (to stabilize waistband).

Fabric Guide

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
View A, 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
Lining (optional) 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

size 12 14 16 18 20
View A, 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
Lining (optional) 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

Finished Measurements

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
Waist* 26 1/2" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
Shorts Outseam 16" 16 1/4" 16 1/2" 16 3/4" 17" 17 1/4"
Shorts Inseam 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2"
Skirt Length 21" 21 1/4" 21 1/2" 21 3/4" 22" 22 1/4"

size 12 14 16 18 20
Waist* 33" 34 1/2" 36" 38" 40"
Shorts Outseam 17 1/2" 17 3/4" 18" 18 1/4" 18 1/2"
Shorts Inseam 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2" 4 1/2"
Skirt Length 22 1/2" 22 3/4" 23" 23 1/4" 23 1/2"

* Measured 1" below natural waistline. This style is designed to sit 1" below the natural waistline. If you prefer to wear the shorts/skirt higher, you may want to sew one size smaller.