Orion shorts

11.00$

You don’t have to give up comfort for the sake of elegance. The French Poetry Orion shorts are as easy to wear as your denim shorts, but they will give your outfit a much more polished look. I’ve always loved vintage cuts, and this one reminds me of old movies, bicycle rides and afternoons on the beach…

Available sizes: 2 to 16

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

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Description

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of hips and narrowest point of waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 14.2 14.4 14.6 14.8 15 15.2 15.4 15.6

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of hips and the narrowest point of waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Size 2 4 6 8
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6
Length of finished garment 14.2 14.4 14.6 14.8

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Waist 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 15 15.2 15.4 15.6

Good to know

machine

Fabric choice/yardage

There are a lot of possibilities for this pattern. Different fabrics will create very different styles: broadcloth, chambray, lightweight denim, poplin, chino, seersucker, linen, but also crepes, suiting fabric… Make sure your fabric doesn’t crease easily: this is important for professional-looking shorts.

With 60inches wide fabrics, you will need 1.09 yard. With 44inches fabrics you will need 1.20 yard. You will also need lining for the pocket (a very small amount, you can use scraps!)

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You will need

Interfacing in the right weight for your fabric, matching thread for your fabric, scissors, pins, a marking pen, a machine needle that fits your fabric type, a lining for the pocket if you choose to have it, and four 0.6’’ (1.5cm) buttons or a 10’’ (25cm) invisible zipper. Make sure to wash and let your fabric dry in the same conditions and temperature you will use for your future garment, to ensure it won’t shrink too much afterwards. Then iron your fabric and fold it in half lengthwise to cut the pattern pieces.

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Formats

The French Poetry Polaris top pattern is sold in PDF and can be downloaded right after purchase in US letter or A4 (print at home) or A0 (copy shop). Number of pages: 2 in A0, 40 in A4, 45 in US letter.
Illustrated sewing instructions are also provided in PDF and video (see below in this page) to guide you in tiling the A4 PDF pieces, cutting the fabric and sewing the pattern. This pattern and its instructions are in English.

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