How To Stitch Shorts Dress
This dress is generally worn by school going children. The belt is usually stitched along the waist line for shorts. Shorts is worn above the knee, hence it is used as a sports wear. Packets are stitched along the sides on both sides.
Thick materials like binny, khaki, terrene, terry cotton are suitable for shorts.
90" width material full length + fold
If width is short - Twice the length of short + fold
Length - 10" + 2" for fold
Seat width - 32"
Front seat - 14"
Backseat - 18"
Belt length - 1�"
Placket length / open length - 6"
ABCD is a rectangle
AB = CD = length + fold 2"
AC = BD V2 front seat + � for ease
CF = Placket length 7�
Draw a parallel line GH above BD
GH = �'
FH inside leg length
DG = 2"
GB = GH Fold 8B cut
SG = length wise.
AEFHDBGA - Front piece.
ABCD is rectangle
AB = CD = length + fold 2" AC = BD = � back seat
CE = % of back seat width ( �' for ease). CF = back curve 7�"
Draw a parallel line GH above BD measuring GH = �'
FH = Inside leg length
From point E back raise, El = 1" From I join back curve to A.
Note: Back section of the shorts will be in slightly raised position.
Cut 5 open pieces for placket.
Fold the square pieces and stitch the pockets as shown in the figure.
According to the waist measurement attach the belt.
On the front open do button and button hole.
Front pieces - 2
Back pieces - 2
Open pieces - 5
Placket piece - 1
Belt piece - 1
a. Place the pattern pieces on the material. Leave seam allowances for side seam, front pleats, back darts and cut the pattern pieces.
b. Join the pocket piece along the front and back pieces of the short on both sides (right 8s left side)
c. On the front piece stitch the pleats and on the back piece. Stitch the darts.
d. Join the inside leg seam and do the run and fell seam. On the right and left sides. Left overlapping the right section of the facing and binding and finish the opening.
e. After joining the back curve attach the belt.
f. Finally fold the leg bottom edges and do the stitching. Now press and iron.
The difference between any body measurement and the actual garment measurement is called ease.