Saturday, November 3, 2012

MADE: Red Sweet Scallop Shorts

I first saw these made by Dixie DIY at my local sewing meetup, and I just fell in L-o-V-E with them.  It was right in the middle of the Texas summer and I NEEDED some shorts.  What's not to love about them... they're shorts (not too short or too long) with pockets and a scalloped front hem and are fairly easy to make!


Pattern:  PatternRunway Sweet Scallop Shorts
Size:  large
Fabric:  Sew Classic Bottomweight Stretch Poplin in Red from Joann
Cost:  approx. $13.50 = $9.50 (pattern) + ~$4.00 (fabric & interfacing)
<3:  again... love the DeSiGN! I also love the lining fabric, which was from my scrap box, I used for the pockets.
  • The instructions for the welt pockets are super confusing. I had a very difficult time following them and just kept re-reading and re-doing it and it eventually worked.  Other than that, the rest of the shorts went together very easily.
  • The waistband is a little too big. I realized that I need to take it in at least an inch.  I'm wondering if this is due to my fabric having some stretch... but it is interfaced?
  • I also realized that in general I don't like side zip shorts (or pants, but more on this in a different post), but these will still get a lot of wear.
Sweet Scallop Shorts Views
Overall:  Easy, cute pattern that I might have to make again in the future to wear for the fall/winter especially after seeing paunnet's version.  I would recommend it to others... just need to find a different welt pocket tutorial.  Maybe this one?


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Adelaide! They're super comfy, too.

  2. These look so cute on you! And fortunately, depending on your perspective, you live somewhere that you can still wear them quite comfortably in November. :-/ (WHEN are we going to get cold weather??) I haven't made welt pockets yet, but that is definitely something I'm itching to try... They look so awesome!

    1. That is very true. :) I can't wait for cooler weather, too.

      Welt pockets are definitely a learning experience and I need to practice them more.

  3. Cute shorts!
    Welcome back to blogging!
    Thanks for your comments on my cords!

  4. These look great on you, I love the red! I've got them cut out at the moment, can't wait to be finished and get to wear them :o)

    1. Thanks, EmilyKate! I absolutely love them and wear them quite often. I can't wait to see your completed version. :)