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Fern Shorts


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The Fern shorts are a vintage-inspired sewing pattern featuring turn-up cuffs, oh-so handy pockets, and a soft belt in the waist. Sew it up in khaki for chic outdoor wear, or go bold with print and colour to make the most of the glamorous pin-up silhouette!

What's in the printed pattern?

  • Fern shorts sewing pattern (sizes A to F) 

  • 12 page step-by-step illustrated instruction booklet

And if I buy a digital copy?

  • Fern shorts sewing pattern (sizes A to F) for print onto A4, Letter or A0 paper

  • 12 page step-by-step illustrated instruction e-booklet

What's my size?

Afternoon uses an alphabetised sizing chart. The approximate equivalent UK/US sizing and imperial measurements are indicated alongside.

Size A (6/2)
Waist 68 cm (26.8") Hip 95 cm (37.4") Length 36 cm (14.2")

Size B (8/4)
Waist 71 cm (28") Hip 98 cm (38.6") Length 37 cm (14.6")

Size C (10/6)
Waist 75 cm (29.5") Hip 102 cm (40.2") Length 37 cm (14.6")

Size D (12/8)
Waist 79 cm (31") Hip 106 cm (41.7") Length 39 cm (15.6")

Size E (14/10)
Waist 83 cm (32.7") Hip 109 cm (42.9") Length 41.5 cm (16.4")

Size F (16/12)
Waist 88 cm (34.6") Hip 114 cm (44.9") Length 41.5 cm (16.4")

What will I need to make the Fern shorts?

  • 1,4 m (1 1/2 yds) of 1,5 m (60") wide fabric, or 1,8 m (70") of 1,15 m (2 yds) wide fabric, for all sizes (light- to medium-weight trouser fabric with some body such as cotton twill, linen, suiting, flannel or denim)
  • Fusible interfacing for waistband
  • 1 invisible zip, 25 cm (10") long
Please note that a printable sewing pattern comes as a digital download. Read more about printable sewing patterns in our FAQ section.
Printed sewing patterns will be posted to you, read more about shipping in our FAQ section.