Shorts with elasticated waistband


To draft the pattern of your new shorts, start from our Ardisia pants pattern.

Ardisia is a great basic that you can hack it in a million ways. We also made some loungewear out of it!

To hack it as a short jeans, follow the instructions in these photos.

Let us know which is your favorite hack!

Step 1

Front is shortened and widened.

Step 2

Back is shortened and widened.

Waistband is to be extended to match the new waist measurement; front pockets remain the same.

Add a back pocket if you like it 😉

Step 3

Find some sewing tips for the elasticated waistband here, for the hem facing here and for the back pockets here!

Step 4

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