7/18/2014

Floral shorts with crochet border


Floral shorts - Size M


Material:

  • Floral fabric, 150 cm width, 60 cm length
  • Adhesive band or fabric for ironing on
  • Polyester thread for the sewing machine
  • Ealstic band, 1,5 cms width, 80 cm lenght
  • 4 Beads
  • Cotton yarn, 165 m/50grs.
  • Crochet hook 2,5
  • Tissue paper

Instruction:

Draw the pattern on tissue paper and cut it out.





Fold the fabric (now 75 x 60). Arrange the pattern on the fabric.
Cut out front, back and pocket - don´t forget a seam allowance on all sides about 1 cm and on the lower edge about 7 cms (--> depends how long the shorts should be).




Iron on an adhesive band or fabric on the reverse upper edge of the pocket, fix it with the overlock.




 Fold it to the back and iron the pockets again.See on the foto.




Pin the pockets on the front - one on each side and sew them.
Then pin the two layers of the front and also of the back and make the middle seam by machine.




Open the front ad the back, pin them on the inner side --> foto. Then sew them.




If you desire you can make a small slit in the front part - then you also have to sew a smal rectangle 1,5 x 4 cms and fix it on the iner edge of the right front part. Make a button hole on that samll rectangle and sew a button on the left front part.
Fold the upper edge to the inside and sew it --> foto. Then use a sefety pin to insert the elastic band, fix this band on each end by sewing machine.



Crochet two pieces of lace with crochet hook 2,5 - about 75 cm long.




Fold the lower allowance of the fabric to the back and sew it. then sew on the lace on both lower seams of the shorts by hand - it looks nicer then by machine. Iron the shorts carefully. Then crochet two long ribbons with chain st., fix a bead on the ends and sew it on to left and right side of the opening (foto).




Wear the shorts with a t-shirt or a blouse.




The design and instruction are only for private use.

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