Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns: Prefontaine Shorts for Women

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It’s time for another post in our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long. Comment on each post for a chance to win!…

Name: Prefontaine Shorts for Women

Brand: Made with Moxie

Description: Prefontaine Shorts for Women are inspired by running shorts of the 1970s. They feature retro contrast trim and a comfortable sport elastic waistband. Front pockets lie flat and smooth against the body. Back pockets can be patch or welt style and are designed for to easily tuck a smart phone away. Two inseam lengths (5โ€ and 1.25โ€) allow you to stitch up modest or shortie shorts.

Format: PDF

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate (Loads of photos for each step!)

Techniques Involved: Applying bias tape, upcycling tshirt into faux bias tape, exposed or encased elastic waistband, patch and welt pocket options

Sizes: 0-24 (35″ wide hip – 55″ wide hip)

Recommended Fabrics: Light to mid-weight wovens and twills, jersey and performance knits, flannel, terry and velour

Price: $10 USD

Customer Examples:

Erin from Sewbon

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196 Responses to Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns: Prefontaine Shorts for Women

  1. Zether says:


  2. Amber! says:

    The one time I made a pair of shorts, they looked so horrible, I threw them away immediately. There was no hope.

  3. Maryellen F says:

    I’ve only made shorts for my kids. My fabric of choice for their shorts are seersucker and cotton with a superhero print!

  4. Sally F. says:

    Some elastic waist shorts were the first garment I ever sewed for myself!

  5. Natalie says:

    I would love to sew these great looking shorts. These are very cute!

  6. Andrea says:

    I have yet to sew shorts (doesn’t help that I haven’t worn them in like 10 years… jeez that makes me sound old. No, apparently I’m just overly opinionated about myself in shorts)… but I have been eying these, as well as the Movies in the Park shorts by Dixie DIY.

  7. Karin says:

    I have made shorts for children but not for me. I bought some fabrics on sale and want to use your shorts pattern. I know I will look awesome in shorts!! Be hearing from you soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Jessica w says:

    I have never sewn shorts for myself, but I LOVE the look of these. I would make a pair in more athletic material, but I love them.

  9. Rachel Hawpe says:

    Never made shorts for myself, but love the look of these!

  10. Shannon P says:

    I made a shorts pattern off of a pair of pajama shorts I love…and made about 5 pairs!

  11. Carolyn says:

    Oh I’d love to try these shorts. I’ll wear them all year round in hot and humid Malaysia.

  12. keenmommy says:

    made my son shorts now time for me!!

  13. Elisha says:

    Omigosh, me too! I think I have to follow your blog just because I found a fellow 4-H alum!

  14. Elisha says:

    I’m planning to make some shorts and want this pattern so badly! I’m planning to cut up a dress that no longer fits me and use that fabric. I was going to buy this pattern, but if I don’t win it, I think I’ll just use a Burda pattern already in my stash instead.

  15. Elisabetta says:

    I never sewed shorts for myself but made for my little girl a free pattern I found and they turned out perfect and easy to put together, so I guess it would be the same for grown ups!

  16. Ann Marie says:

    Love this pattern. I have never made shorts before, but I saw similar shorts to this on display in a quilting store and have thought about them ever since.

  17. Cherie says:

    I’ve never made myself shorts, but I’ve been wanting to forever! I’ve made some for my kid, but now she refuses to wear shorts so I think I’m better off sticking to sewing for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Sara RS says:

    Love this!

  19. Sarah says:

    I have made shorts for myself and for my children.

  20. Ashley says:

    I have some Maritimes cut out but have yet to make them. This pattern looks like a great addition to my stash as well!

  21. Jill A says:

    I haven’t made shorts for myself but I make them for my kids. My favorite kids shorts pattern is the Coachella Shorts from Striped Swallow.

  22. jeanine says:

    I have not made myself shorts – except for sleep shorts

  23. Melissa Ann says:

    I sew shorts for my kids but I haven’t sewn shorts for myself since elementary school. I love these ones though, this pattern is going on my list of must haves.

  24. Jenna MW says:

    These are great looking shorts, and seeing so many great versions around the internet really makes me want my own pair!

  25. Susan Jones says:

    I used to sew shorts for myself when I was in college – very thrifty ๐Ÿ™‚ and then again for my kids as they were growing up. These are super cute and I know my teen girls would love them

  26. Karrie Smith says:

    i don’t like to wear shorts, but i would probably wear these in the summer! I have never made a pair of shorts before.

  27. Tasha says:

    I don’t think I have ever sewn myself a pair!

  28. Roxanne says:

    I’ve made quite a few pairs of shorts for my son but have yet to find the right pattern for me. This might be it!

  29. Michelle says:

    I’ve made lots of shorts for my kiddos but never for me. These are adorable and I would love to try them!

  30. Mel says:

    I’ve sewn shorts for my husband, but not for myself. I don’t have a favorite pattern, fabric or style yet.

  31. Mary says:

    I keep seeing great versions of this pattern, I’d love to win a copy to make some for myself! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Kendra McNair says:

    I’ve never made shorts before and this looks like a perfect pattern for me to start with. I appreciate that the pattern allows for different inseam lengths to accommodate those of use who like more coverage.

  33. Jacqueline says:

    These are gorgeous: a fun style, but so practical with the gathered waist and hem split/ scallop. As a relatively new sewer, I have not attempted shorts as yet, but this patterns seems like the perfect incentive to step up to the next challenge! Very exciting….

  34. Garilyn says:

    I have not yet sewn any shorts for myself. I have mad some for my daughter and my 2 favorites for her are Scientific Seamstress’s Easy Fits and Jocole’s.

  35. Annette NJ says:

    I’ve made shorts for both my kids when they were small, and my self when I was a lot younger. Currently daughter loves pull-on shorts(sleep) that are simple to make with Fat quarters (she wears a small size) that are fun to mix/match….

  36. Candace Henderson says:

    I have not sewn shorts before but I am really thinking I could try this pair! Have saved it.

  37. marjolein says:

    i only ever sewed pajama style shorts, easy but not really slick and nice. these shorts look gorgeous.

  38. Carla G says:

    Haven’t sewn any shorts for myself. But I’ve sew lots for my boys. I prefer the ones with pockets, but don’t have one pattern that I like over another. And they don’t seem to care as long as it is cool fabric. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. alana says:

    I’d love to make these shorts! I’m a little intimidated by shorts, but this seems like a great pattern to start with. Thanks!

  40. Heather says:

    I’ve never made shorts for myself but I’ve made lots for my kids. I have a hard time finding shorts that fit me well so maybe it’s time to make my own!

  41. Alice B says:

    Very cute shorts. Just the thing for summer!

  42. Kendra says:

    Shorts are one of the few kinds of garments I haven’t sewn for myself. These look like a lot of fun to try.

  43. Crystal D says:

    I LOVE these and NEED this pattern!!!! Never sewn shorts for myself before, but totally want to now!

  44. Jenny L says:

    I’ve made the Prefontaine shorts for my kids. The pattern was very easy for my kids, and my guess is the pattern would probably also be very easy for adults!

  45. Taryn B says:

    I’m a newbie, never made shorts. But I am dying to! My daughters would love some ruffly ones, and I could REALLY use some comfy ones, like these.

  46. Emily says:

    One of my very first sewing projects was a pair of elastic waist shorts for my 4-H project when I was 8 years old. These shorts are a lot classier than those! Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Tracy Chin says:

    I haven’t sewn shorts yet, but would love to try!

  48. Diana Andrews says:

    I sew everything: garments, crafts, everything! Lately I’ve been focusing on handbags and wallets. But it’s time for me to sew something for, *gasp*, ME! I love these cute little shorts and even if I don’t win them, I’m buyin’ them!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    I love the Grainline Maritime shorts but I think these shorts are adorable too!

  50. Katie says:

    I’ve sewn shirts for my son, but none for me…yet!

  51. Tomboy says:

    I haven’t sewn shorts so far, even if I live all summer in shorts! I would love to sew this pair, making a fun pair for holidays with a “silly” fabric, and maybe something a little bit more conservative to wear in town, in a solid with contrasting bias.

  52. Sarah says:

    Comfy, practical, and so many possibilities! x

  53. Catarina says:

    Eheh cute shortsie shorts ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Erica says:

    I’ve sewn shorts for my kids many times, but never for myself. I love knits, denim, and twill for my kids.

  55. Amanda says:

    Been sewing for over a year now, and have yet to try a pattern. This has always been my favorite style of shorts. Would love to make my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Jane S. says:

    I have made shorts for myself (when I was pregnant) and for my kids when they were little. Now they’re both grown up and I’d like to make these shorts for all 3 of us. Love that retro style. Thanks for the chance to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Jan says:

    Pajama shorts. I’ve sewn lots and lots of pajama shorts!

  58. Katerina says:

    Never made shorts for myself, only my kids. But these are cute and I would def wear them!

  59. Katherine Thousand says:

    I have made 2 pairs of shorts with patterns, and I love it! My most recent pair was not the easiest pattern to follow so I had to make several changes as I went along, but the product was worth my while. I am always getting compliments on my super-cute whale shorts!

    PS – I’d love a new pattern to make more whale-themed shorts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. Jaime says:

    These shorts are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Jaime says:

    These are FABULOUS!!!

  62. ybat says:

    I really love the style of these shorts. I am actually sewing up my first pair now. The pattern is from grainline studio and I’m hopeful that they will fit well.

  63. Jess says:

    It’s been a long time. I need something with pockets; I have some material from long ago that I never used, but need a pattern!

  64. Mindy says:

    I make shorts for my kiddos all the time, but have never managed to make myself (I rarely use patterns) a pair that I would actually wear, these shorts however I would wear! ::fingers crossed:: that I win!

  65. Kathleen says:

    I’ve made shorts for my kids, but not for myself. Definitely need some new ones! I like light, cool fabrics for summer, cottons and linens.

  66. Annie says:

    I once made these Coletterie’s Madeleine Mini Bloomers: http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-madeleine-mini-bloomers
    Would love to draft a pair of shorts!

  67. Angela says:

    I’ve never sewn shorts before, but I could get into these. They’re fabulous!

  68. Meig says:

    I just made myself a pair of Juba Shorts from imagine gnats a couple weeks ago. I love her patterns and they are super comfy!!

  69. Amy Brunner says:

    Never made shorts for myself, only my kids. But these are cute and I would def wear them!

  70. Cute and comfy looking.

  71. Alex says:

    I’ve made shorts for my kids but never for myself. These remind me of the
    oliver & s class picnic shorts that I’ve made for my daughter. Would love something like that for me!

  72. Annette W says:

    I’ve made shorts for myself and my girls. My daughter loves to wear the running shirts and I think I would like to try them to.

  73. Dawn says:

    I have been making shorts since grade school, and they remain a favorite because they are infinitely customizable and use very little fabric.

  74. Rochelle says:

    Would love this……so fun!

  75. I have made shorts for toddler boys. At the moment cotton chambray (denim style) is my favorite. I like to make them with suspenders. Just because it looks so cute ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. Carla says:

    I’ve never made shorts. I like that this pattern has lots of photos for each step, because that’s what I’ll need!

  77. Diana Collins says:

    Never made shorts before. I love these, I like shorts with pockets.

  78. Betsy N says:

    I haven’t made shorts since I was in high school. I would love to give these throwbacks a try though!

  79. Tracy says:

    Oh man I just adore these!!! Coming all the way from Sunny South Africa, a shorts pattern will never go to waist, I mean waste! ; )

  80. Elise says:

    I meant “shorts” and “her”

  81. Elise says:

    My sister in France asked me if I could do some shirts like this for her in an hawaiian fabric, I would be so happy to win the pattern so that he gets it before the end if the summer. I think that it’s meant to be.
    It will happen….aloha

  82. MelodyJ says:

    I’ve never made shorts. I would love a cotton blend.

  83. kristin says:

    i’ve only sewn the maritime shorts for myself but i’d looooove to give these a whirl! thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Sarah K says:

    Haven’t sewn mm any shorts for me, but several for my kids. I’ve just finished my fourth tee shirt for me though! I do love to sew garments!

  85. Christine says:

    My shorts from the 70’s were never that cute!

  86. Sandra Claxton says:

    I have made shorts for my grandchildren. The boys
    Really love the boxer shorts I make for them while
    The girls are always happy to pervade around in any
    Shorts I make for them. To have this pattern would
    add another style for them.

  87. Judy A says:

    I don’t have a favorite pair yet. These look so cute. I love the style. And they have pockets! A big plus in my book.

  88. Sarah says:

    I have never sewn shorts for myself, but I adore that this dolphin hem style is coming back! I’d love these in knit and maybe in a chambray–maybe even try an inseam right inbetween the 1.5 and 5″ (if that isn’t wild and crazy, I don’t know what is)!

  89. Karen Jones says:

    I’ve made shirts, pants and dresses for myself, but never shorts! Which is odd, because I live in shorts and t-shirts during summer! Love the style of these though!

  90. Heather says:

    I have sewn shorts using a pattern that I created. The pattern is for Pyjama shorts that I sew from silk. It only has 2 seams that are french sewn and are so comfortable to wear.

  91. Denise says:

    Cute, simple, summery. Steve Prefontaine ran in my neck of the woods, around University of Oregon. He was in the local papers all the time, and was one of the great runners my long-distance runner husband followed with great interest.

  92. Sheri says:

    I’ve made boxer shorts for me, but that’s all. These look really cute and like they fit different body types! Would love to win them and try the pattern out!

  93. Kaitlyn says:

    I haven’t made shorts for myself but have been DYING to try this pattern.

  94. Kelly says:

    I’ve never seen shorts. Or much in the way of clothing really. But those are cute and look like a good first time pattern. They’re really cute. And named for an outstanding athlete as well. Yay!

  95. Mickie says:

    I have sewn kids’ shorts, but would love to try this pattern for myself!!!

  96. Dana Rivera says:

    I’ve only sewn pj shorts for myself, very recently. I love using knit & woven fabrics. I’m hoping to expand to others soon. Little nervous lol. Cute pattern! Would love to add this to the collection.

  97. Judi B in VA says:

    Never made shorts, but I don’t often wear them. I could see myself making these more for lounging though.

  98. Tiara says:

    I have never sewn shorts before but these look divine!

  99. spencer says:

    i would love to make these with some awesome floral bias tape!!

  100. Lynda says:

    I’ve never made shorts but these would be great ones to try, spring coming up here and they would be comfy gardening shorts. thx for the op to win the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Rachel says:

    I have made several pairs of the Maritime shorts pattern. My favorite pair I made using a tropical print shirting material. I love the options that the prefontaine shorts pattern offers with different in seams and welt pockets.

  102. Nancy says:

    Many years ago I made myself a pair of shorts just like these in Nova Scotian tartan (a cotton fabric) and ran the Ottawa marathon in them. Unforgettable! This sadly puts me in the category of “If you are old enough to remember the trend first hand, you’re too old to revisit.”

  103. Victoria M says:

    I have never made shorts for myself…just for children. However, I have been looking for a pattern to make some cheerful and quirky shorts to wear to rehab after my knee replacements. This might be the winner.

  104. Tatiana says:

    I loved this pattern, thanks for the giveway!

  105. Mama Lusco says:

    I haven’t made shorts for myself before. I’d love to try these!

  106. Tammie says:

    I have sewn the Sis Boom Tommy Boxers and love them. This pattern looks very cute as well.

  107. Stacie says:

    I LOVE the Prefontaine shorts. I have made a couple of pairs of shorts for myself using a Salme pattern. They were both wovens and a bit dressy.

  108. Rita says:

    I once made shorts for my husband. Since then I’ve only sewed for my daughters but now that I’m done with pregnancies for a while us love to do a little selfish sewing!

  109. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t sewn shorts or pants yet but I love this pattern!

  110. Jenny says:

    The only shorts I’ve made were the MOST ridiculous shorts for a roller derby bout! They were made of the shiniest silver spandex I could find. My butt looked like a disco ball!

  111. Karen says:

    Would love to try this! I need shorts!

  112. Stephanie Levac says:

    I’ve sewn shorts for my kids by never myself. Would love to try out this pattern!

  113. Melva says:

    I’ve never made clothes before we except for a mini skirt in 7th grade home-ec.

  114. Sheryl says:

    I have never sewn shorts or pants, but these are so cute and look easy enough for me to try. Also, this is the preferred style of my husband’s for running/working-out and they are very difficult to find, so I could make him a pair for our upcoming 5th wedding anniversary. He really does not like the long legged shorts in the stores for men and would just fall over with excitement!!!

  115. Amy Mayen says:

    I’ve made a few kids shorts…knit shorts, boxers, and just made my first working zip fly! But I’ve never made shorts for me…yet!

  116. kelly says:

    I have made lots of shorts for kids, and some for baby dolls, but never a pair for an adult. These look like just the thing I need-comfy, cute, easy to chase the toddler around in.

  117. Heather L says:

    I’ve never sewn myself shorts but would love to! I’ve got a pattern for mens shorts on my to do list for my husband though! These prefontaines are super cute!

  118. Cindy F. says:

    Cute shorts. Always love making projects with pockets.

  119. Carmen N says:

    I like this style – it’s something I would actually wear! And no, I haven’t made shorts for myself.

  120. Alli says:

    I’ve sewn a couple of pairs of shorts for myself, and I’m gearing up to make a couple more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Vivella says:

    Never made shorts before but they look fun to make.

  122. Dita says:

    I have not sewn any shorts or pants yet! I always imagine that they would be hard! I guess I need to just try one! I love shorts that are about knee-length, I’m not a big fan of super short shorts! I also like my shorts to be made of light materials.

  123. Sara says:

    I’ve only made simple bubble shorts from the Ottobre magazine and Made by Rae’s big butt baby pants as shorts for my kids, but never for myself. I have been admiring these shorts for ages – both the womens’ and kids’ patterns so would love to win these!

  124. Karla Yoshinaka says:

    I’ve never made shorts for myself, but I’ve never seen a pattern this awesome! I want to try these!!!

  125. Megan says:

    I’ve never made shorts before, but these ones look really cute! I’d love to try them out.

  126. Anita L says:

    I have not sewn short for myself. Only for my daughter. But I would sew some for myself if I win this pattern.

  127. krystina says:

    I fear shorts! I have made a bunch for my kids and they’re very easy to make in theory, but I’m worried about all the adjustments I would need to make for an adult pair!

  128. Gidget says:

    I have not made shorts before.. but I have often thought I need to give it a try.
    Store bought shorts never fit right.

  129. Sally says:

    I have not made shorts for myself, but I have made pj pants. I’ve been watching this pattern, trying to decide if I want to make some up for myselfโ€ฆ.

  130. Beth B. says:

    I love shorts! I like that these have pockets, so they’re more functional than a similar style running short.

  131. Barbara L says:

    cute shorts – I have been looking for a simple but stylish pair like this to sew for myself

  132. Amanda says:

    I have never made shorts (or any other item of clothing) but I have only been sewing for a month. I like that Prefontaine shorts are listed as ‘Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate (Loads of photos for each step!)’ Maybe these shorts could be my first foray voyage into sewing my own clothes!

  133. I have made myself shorts. They were from Ottobre Design with zipper pockets.

  134. Brooke says:

    I would love to try this pattern. I am trying to get myself motivated to start running again. What could be better motivation than these cuties.

    pick me!

  135. Jennie says:

    I remember sewing shorts in the summer when I was a teenager… But I haven’t sewn them for myself in about 20 years! I would love to make some new shorts for me, and my oldest daughter could probably fit into the smallest size too!

  136. Katie says:

    These are super cute! I’ve never made shorts or pants, but I think I could tackle these ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. Lennye S says:

    My favorite shorts to make have been boxers or pajama shorts. These look super cute and fun! I’d love to try them.

  138. Raina DelRio says:

    I have never sewn shorts for myself. I mainly sew things for my daughter, son, niece and nephew. I have made myself 2 dresses, but I’d love to venture into more “selfish sewing”

  139. Michelle says:

    I’ve never seen shorts but I’ve been eyeing this pattern!!

  140. Bry says:

    I’ve never made shorts, only a few pairs of PJ pants. I’m a little scared to make actual “outside” shorts and pants because fitting seems a lot harder than with tops and dresses… but these look like they could be a good starter pair.

  141. Sarah says:

    New to sewing ~ haven’t made anything for myself yet. This looks like a fun first to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. Serena says:

    I’ve mocked up some shorts from an early ’90s pattern, which, for the first time EVER, fit me perfectly with no adjustments. I need to actually make a wearable pair now.

  143. Mandi says:

    I’ve made pj shorts for myself and for others, but that’s all. I’d LOVE to make Prefontaine shorts, not just because of all the inspiration out there with cute fabrics, but also because I’m a runner and was inspired by Steve Prefontaine’s dedication to the sport (but not his partying) when I was in high school.

  144. carrie says:

    I’ve only made pajama shorts for myself, but I would love to try these shorts!

  145. Kathleen DeSouza says:

    I just attempted my first pair of shorts for myself- they were a learning experience and I will make another pair!! This pattern is so cute and definately something I would live in all summer long.

  146. S Carpenter says:

    Those are super cute! I really like the welt pockets. I’ve only tried to make sleep pans before, with decidedly mixed results.

  147. Amy Lehman says:

    I have made myself shorts once from a self drafted pattern. These are adorable. I would love to stitch some up for myself and the kids

  148. Andrea S. says:

    I just started sewing clothes for myself this summer, but haven’t found a shorts pattern yet. I’d love to try this one!

  149. Natalie says:

    I have sewn shorts in the past and found them to be quick and easy!

  150. Jessie says:

    I haven’t yet sewn shorts for myself but I can’t wait to try! I want to make a pair of comfy, chambray shorts with a fun trim for the binding.

  151. Kate says:

    These look adorable! I’ve never attempted shorts before, only skirts, so this would be so much fun.

  152. Tanya says:

    As a new sewer, I would love to make these! I could use some more practice with bias tape. These remind me of my gym shorts in high school but so much cooler. And I’d have a blast choosing fabric.

  153. Wendy says:

    I usually prefer longer shorts, but I’m liking this throwback style that reminds me of my childhood. Love that they have pockets, too!

  154. Amber Arnold says:

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern since it was in the pattern parcel. I’ve never sewn shorts for myself, but I’ve made them for my girls a couple of times.

  155. I’ve never sewn any clothes for myself, only for others, but I would love to! I LOVE these shorts!!

  156. Accacia says:

    I have made a couple pairs of shorts for myself. Usually they are short versions of pants patterns. The Prefontaine pattern is a bit different and I love the possibility for making them special, different and unique. I think the double gauze ones by Sewbon.

  157. Mel says:

    I’ve done a bit of sewing for myself but never shorts. It’s on my list of things to try ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the chance!

  158. Barbara J says:

    I have made two pairs of shorts for me this summer, each of them quite different in style from the other. One has a waistband with zipper, the other an elastic waistband. But both have pockets! That’s something I like about the Prefontaine shorts – great pockets! I need to try this pattern.

  159. JennP says:

    I’ve never sewn shorts before but these look like an awesome place to start! I don’t know why I’ve never thought of sewing my own shorts!

  160. Kristie says:

    I have never made any shorts before but I am dying to try these! They look simple enough for a newbie like myself! And comfy!

  161. Susan says:

    Yes, I have made shorts for myself — unsuccessfully! The legs always seem too wide and a weird bubble thing happens in the front when I sit down. I would love to try this pattern!

  162. Claudia says:

    I have never sewn shorts, but I’ve been thinking about it lately as I find it very difficult to purchase shorts that I like, fit, flatter, etc. This might be the pattern to try!

  163. Holly says:

    I have not sewn any shorts at all…yet. I am a little afraid of garment sewing but just bought some muslin to try my first shirt. I like styles that are figure flattering to a size bigger than a size 10????

  164. Laura D says:

    I’ve sewn shorts for my boys, but not myself. This pattern looks line a cute way to add prints to a wardrobe.

  165. Rachel Hawpe says:

    I have never made myself shorts, but these look cute!

  166. Jolien says:

    So far I’ve only sewn shorts for my son, so no experience yet on sewing them for me. They look cute though.

  167. Wendy says:

    My favorite shorts are made from an old Simplicity 9057 pattern for boxer shorts. I’ve made 5 pairs!

  168. Nicole says:

    Love sewing for my tween, shorts are great with knits to to cottons. Would so love this pattern, my tween loves it…tweenie approved

  169. I have never made shorts, but I would love to try these!

  170. Bree says:

    I haven’t ever sewn shorts for myself, but would love to try. These look super comfy!

  171. Mary Kaye Cole says:

    I’m embarking on my first ever shorts pattern very soon: Vogue 9008, the shortest flat front version. The scrap fabric I bought for my muslin was mislabeled…there’s not nearly enough fabric there. Back to the fabric store.

  172. Mary Ann says:

    I have sewn them for my kids but I need shorts for me!

  173. Sarah says:

    I haven’t made shorts for myself yet. I have made 3 pairs of the Oliver & S free shorts pattern for my son this summer.

  174. Renee says:

    I’ve never made shorts for myself, but I’d rather do that then go short shopping!

  175. Sox says:

    I’ve sewn shorts for work, the gym and for a friend. They are usually very quick and easy makes. The ones I made for a friend and for the gym were from an old pair of RTW with a really great fit.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  176. Sheryl says:

    I have sewed two pairs of shorts for myself, both without a pattern. One was a pair of sleep shorts made of a cotton shirting and the other were made of linen. I’d love to try seeing with a pattern.

  177. Annette says:

    I have sewn many pairs of shorts for my kids but never for me. I love this pattern.

  178. Liza A. says:

    I’ve sewn a ton of shorts for my three year old this year and would love to try sewing a pair for myself!

  179. alexa says:

    I’ve made shorts for my 2 year old but I’d love to make some for me. And I love the casual 70s style of these ones.

  180. Jo J says:

    I’ve only ever sewn shorts for little kids. I shy away from making them for myself as I don’t like my legs, but I really like this pattern and would love to make some to lounge around the house in.

  181. emily p says:

    Love this shorts pattern ! I haven’t made shorts for myself yet, but I have some chevron chambray all ready for the right pattern!

  182. Lee says:

    I have made shorts but out of chambrey – walking shorts! would love to give this new pattern and some knits a try! thanks!

  183. Melissa E says:

    I have only ever seen kid shorts but these look so fun! One day unwell make something for myself which is actually wearable.

  184. Isa says:

    I’ve yet to try sewing clothes for myself or others and I don’t have a favourite short pattern yet, but these Prefontain shorts look like they could be my number one favourites.

  185. jennifer says:

    I have sewn plenty of shorts for my daughter. My fave is elegance and elephants bubble pocket shorts. Never sewn any for myself but these look awesome!

  186. Whitney says:

    I love Dana’s short pattern for kids over on Made, but have never sewn them for myself!

  187. Heidi [Frog Creek] says:

    I haven’t made shorts for myself since high school when I would make 2-3 outfits a summer for 4-H Fashion Revue. This pattern looks amazing!

  188. Lindsay H says:

    I have never sewed shorts but I’ve seen these pre shorts all over the blogosphere and love them! The retro styling is adorable.

  189. Kristin lion says:

    I made a gorgeous pair of wool thurlows for my little sister for Christmas and they got lost in the mail!! I also LOVE Colette’s shorts patten, what is it? Ginger? ? No clue can’t think of the name now but they fit so good! I love these ones! Looks fun and sporty! Just my style!

  190. Adora says:

    I’m still a newbie to the sewing world. I started last Sept with some chaps and a vest for my son’s Halloween costume and it’s just taken off from there. I’ve done quilts, infinity scarves, a few noodlehead patterns, sew what sherlock’s paper piecing feather arrow, some bags, and the Wiksten tank. No shorts though! These would be awesome to add to my proverbial repertoire.

  191. I never sew shorts for me, and I am looking for a great pattern.

  192. Anne says:

    Cute shorts! I have never sewn shorts but would like to try these. I love that there is a short short option for my daughter and a longer short for me!

  193. Chloe says:

    I have only sewn shorts for the kids, but have some herringbone linen ready for a pair for me!

  194. Susan Smith says:

    can you believe that the last pair of shorts I sewed where when I was 15. I hope this is the pattern to break the drought1

  195. Jessica says:

    I’ve only ever made shorts for my kids. I’d love to try making a pair for myself!

  196. Emma Hobbs says:

    Absolutely gorgeous shorts! Definitely high up on my list of things to sew next! xx

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