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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

     

  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 6 reviews

    Outstanding result!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/21/2017
    I bought this pattern just a few weeks ago and have already made 2 versions- 1 in Liberty tana lawn and 1 in a Cotton&Steel rayon. At the same time I made a Seamwork Patsy skirt as a comparison to find the more flattering, slightly pleated knee length skirt. The Soho skirt won convincingly-a little less full and the pleats fall so nicely. The pattern came together perfectly- I was surprised as usually with patterns there are seams which do not! I really like it, and I'm looking forward to some better weather (in NZ) so I can wear my 2 new summer skirts.
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    Disney Bound!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/23/2017
    I made the Soho Shorts for a summer trip to Orlando and they're perfect! Great fit, easy construction and the silhouette will be perfect for the heat of Disney in August. Now I just need to make four more pair!
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Great Skirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/14/2017
    Made the skirt with a lightweight denim . Fun and easy pattern with h clear directions. I shortened the skirt about two inches so it would fall above my knee. Also I left the pleats sewn together for a more streamlined look. I've already bought some rayon to make the shorts. Next time I will make the very smallest size because the waistband seemed to stretch a bit.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Great skirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/10/2017
    I always enjoy sewing patterns from this company! The directions are so clear and easy to understand. I've been "hobby" sewing for many years, but learn some new technique or tip with every pattern. I sewed the skirt, and am super happy with the fit and silhouette, and find it has become a staple in my closet. My teenage daughter told me she liked it on me--a very high compliment in my book!
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Clever details giving professional looking results
    Reviewed by on 06/05/2017
    This is a fantastic pattern. I made the shorts and I am delighted with the overall look. The instructions are clear and the details and really clever and make the finished garment look so professional. I plan to make lots more of these!! Thank you for the lovely pattern Liesl!
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Enjoyed making this!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/10/2017
    I love this pattern! I made the skirt, and it was a really enjoyable and satisfying make. Nothing too complex but enough details to keep it interesting. The curved waistband gives a lovely fit, and the pleats and pockets sit perfectly without adding too much bulk. All the pattern pieces, notches, etc matched perfectly, and the instructions were clear and thorough. I've already hacked the pattern to make a version with three box pleats, and I've used the waistband to replace straight waistbands on two other patterns (I'm not normally anywhere near so productive but making this skirt inspired a skirt-making binge!). It was my first time using a Liesl and Co pattern but I was very impressed so it definitely won't be the last!
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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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