Summer is the perfect time for shorts and these shorts are so fun! (Yes, they are shorts!). I used Wearing History’s Rita pleated shorts pattern.


They are crazy fun to wear and I’m so wishing that I’d made them earlier in the summer!



The pattern is based off of late 30s/early 40s pleated shorts. They look awesome with 40s styling like a fun peasant blouse and cute wedges. Construction details and a pattern review are available on my blog. You can snag your own copy of this pattern here.

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technicolorcutie August 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I can’t wait to make these! So cute.


EmSewCrazy August 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Wow! Those are super cute! They look comfy and easy to wear too.


Shelley August 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

So cute!! The color is perfect, and LOVE the shoes.


Anni August 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

Utterly adorable!


tina vines August 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

These are too cute!!! I love the color you chose!


Spikklubba August 20, 2012 at 7:29 am

The shorts looks perfect on you. I love the colour.


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