Saturday, March 16, 2013

March Design, Part Three

Goal #1 from my 13 in 2013 list: 
Design something new every week in January (for Spring), March (for Summer), June (for Fall), and September (for Winter). 
Note: March designs will be for Summer and Fall, as I am working on my Fall Line this month.

Design #3 (week of Mar 10-16)

Bermuda-length Shorts with Ruffled Pockets

It's another nice pair of Bermudas! These long shorts provide coverage AND cuteness!

I'm a big fan of ruffles! This cute, contrast pocket ruffle adds interest and uniqueness.

These shorts will be tailored for normal-to-curvy women, with a fitted waistband and front zipper.

the shorts from Summer 2012
You may remember that I made shorts like this last year, when I was designing for my Fashion Star audition. 

Several people suggested that the ruffles be made of contrasting fabric, and I agree that it would be better! 

I am also adding a wider cuff to the hem of the shorts. On some pairs, I plan to put the contrast color on the cuff or waistband, as well.

My plans are to make this design in khaki with lower bands & pocket ruffles of gold-flecked ivory chiffon (can you tell that I already bought the fabric?). And possibly denim with a contrasting color, like red.


  1. I gotta give you a lot of credit for making a fly front.

  2. Adorable!
    I would love to see a contrasting color for the ruffle. Perhaps lace also.


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