A Girl’s summery capsule wardrobe series – N° 3 – A bloomer styled short

A Girl’s summery capsule wardrobe series – N° 3 – A bloomer styled short

This is the 3rd article of my Girl’s summer capsule wardrobe series. You can see how it all started with a knit dress here, and then, how I made a ruffled sleeve top (that I really like) here.
After sewing a dress and a top, I thought it was time for a short. Something that she could wear all the time during our vacation (and this summer!) but, given the short amount of time I had, I wanted to make a simple yet cute short.

To start with this bloomer styled shorts I just took a pair of shorts from my daughter. Then, traced the outside lines of the back and the front pieces by folding the shorts as in the below picture. First the front side out, and then, the back side out.
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Once the 4 pieces were cut out, I just sew the front pieces together, right sides of the fabric facing, from top to the crotch. Same with the back pieces.

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After that, I sew the sides together; fabric still facing right sides together.

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Once you’ve done that, you just have to sew the crotch line together, but this time the front and back pieces together.

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My short was quickly taking shape! Now, for the hem, I wanted to make something a little more labored than a simple hem and decided to make a folding cuff hem.

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To make a folding cuff hem, I folded my hem as usual but with double the length, stitched it and folded it upwards and topstitched.How-to-sew-a-girl's-short-sewing-tutorial

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To finish the short, just close the waistband by folding it down and adding the elastic band inside.

To match the green thread I used for my folding cuff hem, I added a pom-pom trim on the same line of the waistband seam.

This sewing project is a super easy to make and it takes less than an hour. The end garment looks awesome, doesn’t it?

If you prefer using a pattern, you can always use this shorts pattern I used for a gym’s short a while ago!

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