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Ruffled short pants

4.5/5

Let's draft together the pattern for these statement shorts.

You need a structured fabric as faille, mikado or gabardine - or a softer fabric with added structure from an interlining.

Step 1

Start from a basic block, lower and widen the crotch and shorten and widen the leg.

On front, draw the ruffle position and shape.

Step 2

Trace a copy.

On front draw also the slash line for inserting the ruffle and the pocket.

Step 3

Trace the front separate pieces:

  • front
  • pocket
  • ruffle with slash lines.
Step 4

Add volume to the ruffle by using the slash lines.

Mark the pleats.

Step 5

Your pattern is ready!

Step 6