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.
|Length of finished garment||14.2||14.4||14.6||14.8||15||15.2||15.4||15.6|
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.
|Length of finished garment||14.2||14.4||14.6||14.8|
|Length of finished garment||15||15.2||15.4||15.6|
Good to know
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!)
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.
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.
You will find here a video tutorial to guide you through all the steps in making these shorts in the side zipper version. Hit play then click on the symbol in the bottom right corner to display the video in full screen. A booklet is included as welll with your purchase. A 0.59” (1.5cm) seam allowance is included.
Need more explanations on how to gather fabric, insert a zipper? Many other video tutorials are available on the tutorials page.