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soho shorts + skirt sewing pattern

soho shorts + skirt sewing pattern
Price: $12.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC017SS
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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.

 

soho shorts + skirt sewing pattern
  • 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).

    soho shorts + skirt sewing pattern

    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.

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * 4 cm below natural waist

     

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  • Errata

    1. In the first printing of the pattern, the section Getting Started (found on page 1 at the top of column 3) instructs you to cut two 1" by 6" strips of interfacing for the zipper. You may find these strips to be a little short when they are used. You can cut two 1" by 7" stripes instead.
    2. In the first printing of the pattern, the center pleat on the shorts front (Piece 1) contains an error. The correct position of the dot and pleat line should be 2 1/2" from the front rise cut line (2 5/8" for sizes 16-20) or 2" from the seam line (2 1/8" for sizes 16-20). When you reach Step 3 under "Assemble the Shorts (View A)," simply adjust the pleat line according to these measurements and the shorts will fit the waistband correctly. If you reach Step 7 of "Attach the waistband" and the shorts front doesn’t fit correctly, this adjustment will fix the problem. We sincerely apologize for this error.

      soho shorts + skirt errata number 2

     

    Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

     

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