Vintage Gingham Shorts

In about two weeks we are going on vacation and yesterday I realized I barely have shorts. Now that I think again: I don't own any shorts. Skirts yes, dresses yes, but shorts..., no. And on vacation, visiting attractions like castles, cathedrals, mediaval little towns and such, it's so much more comfortable to wear shorts than pencil skirts or swing dresses, I think. So I searched for a pattern in the pattern books I already had and looked in my fabrics for a nice gingham and to my luck I found a red and white, that was just enough for the pattern I wanted to make. And here it is:



Many more of this shorts will be made in the nearby future, I think!

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  1. The shorts look great, Liz!!! Have a fabulous vacation.

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  2. Love the shorts! I've been looking for a decent pattern for shorts, which seems hard to find.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! This pattern is from Burda. I found in one of their magazines from a couple of years ago.

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  3. Love gingham cute shorts...............andi

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  4. Nice shorts!Great blog!I'm your new follower!
    hugs

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and for following me, Anastasia!

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  5. Have a nice vacation and... enjoy your shorts, they looks great!
    Your newest GFC fllower,
    MAmmaNene

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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    1. Thanks, Irene! Also thanks for following me!

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  6. what a talent!! i would love to be able to make my own clothes, shame i can't sew and am worse yet with a sewing machine! ah i will instead admire people like yourselves.
    have a lovely holiday.
    found you through the creative monday blog hop :)

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    1. Thank you! That's such a nice compliment!!

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  7. Love your shorts! I just got a serious urge to sew a pair of gingham shorts too.. :)

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    1. Thank you, Johanna! I'm working on the next one myself, too!

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  8. Hmm, I remember my oldest daughter being turned away from entering St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome because she was wearing a "skort" that hit her mid-thigh. The officials at the door said this was a 'functioning' cathedral and she wasn't dressed properly to 'attend' a church.
    We all left (9 in the family) and went to another museum, returning to St. Peter's another day when we were all wearing long trousers.
    Have fun on your vacation!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Normally I'm not a regular visitor of cathedrals, so I wouldn't have thought of wearing long trousers to a cathedral, haha!

      Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice weekend!

      Liz

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  9. I'd be horrifically uncomfortable myself wearing shorts in public where everyone can see everything myself. I remember shorts always riding up when you don't want them to, and you don't dare sit on hot vinyl! A long, swingy skirt sounds far more comfortable, but whatever works!

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    1. Most of the skirts I have are pencils, so I think I still prefer the shorts, haha!

      Have a nice weekend!
      Liz

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  10. Cute! I really need to find a good shorts pattern. I too am uncomfortable with the lengths I find in styles I like.

    If you'd like, I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-35.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me, Ginger! I just linked up the shorts and some other projects to your party! Have a great weekend!

      Liz

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  11. LOVE your shorts! Castles, wow, where are you going? I posted anchor dress to Lake Shore Drive:)

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    1. Thanks! I went to the Czech Republic (but I live in Europe, so that's not as far as it sounds :-) ). I posted some pictures on my blog.

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  12. How cool! Thanks for linking up your cute idea! Stop by again next week and link up some more awesome projects.

    Have a great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com

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