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« on: August 29, 2005 04:01:00 PM »

I'm looking for a pattern or drafting advice for making fitted high waisted shorts just like the ones in these pictures:

http://www.katespinups.com/html/purchase_photoset.php

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https://secure2.tkwebhosting.com/stopstaringclothing.com/8x10media/baracuda1.jpg

(I'm pretty sure the first lady bought it from the second link but those prices are too pricey for me and it's not in stock right now anyway)

anyone have a clue of where that pattern came from or how I would go about making it... OR where I can find another pattern like it?

THANKS!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005 05:21:22 PM »

Maybe you can find something here
http://www.vintagecat.com/vintfash.htm
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005 06:25:35 PM »

wow, thanks for that site. It's got loads of cool patterns.

Although the shorts I did find aren't exactly what  I was looking for. I love the dresses!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 06:33:11 PM »

actually I found the pattern I was looking for. If I can't get it, I'll post back, and if I can I will too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005 08:39:09 PM »

It's possible I might not get it, so any and all advice is pleasant to my humble ears!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005 05:22:06 PM »

Did you ever find your pattern? I'm desperate for one just like the one you've been looking for. Tried to draft my own, but it's gone a bit wrong somehow...
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005 06:21:21 PM »

yeah... I never did MAKE the pants/shorts, but vogue has a nice one and so does burda. I bought them both. I bid on ebay for one but luckily I was outbid - I was a little too anxious and bid more than I should have. I was sooo regretful and stressed that I mightve actually won it. It wasn't even my size.

http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7573=x&TI=20018&page=5

It's a petite size tho... Not high waisted either, but I'm sure that's an easy fix.

I'll try to remember and post the burda pattern when I get home. (I'm at my boyfriend's house)
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005 11:08:00 AM »

Burda 8488

http://www.smartcart.com/1sew/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=8488bur

Again, not high waisted, but I think that would be trial and error.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2005 11:08:42 PM »

hehe the best advice i can give you, is to go to a thrift store or salvation army, and find a pair of high waisted, icky old pants that fit you pretty well in the waist and hips. Fashion has obviously changed a lot, and most garments used to have the high waists. Most jeans and slacks I find in thrift stroes have this sort of waist, and goes at least above your belly button, if not natural waist.

So if you find a pair that fits well, take them apart at the seams and make a pattern from that. It wont be exact, but its a good start, id think!
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