stars and plaid forever
I started these shorts in April for Steve, and yesterday we finished them. He chose the fabric and had the idea for the contrasting cuff. I don’t do a lot of clothing construction, but these were super easy. If you want to make them, I used New Look pattern number 6059. I did view B but without the cargo pockets. I created the cuff myself. These don’t have true fold down cuff, instead they are a mock cuff, really just a wide trim. To create the mock cuff, I cut the shorts about and 1 1/2 inches (approximately the width of the cuff) shorter than finished length. I cut two strips of the contrasting fabric twice as wide as the finished cuff. I edge finished one long edge. Then I sewed the raw edge to the bottom of the short, right sides together. If you are good at measuring you can sew the cuff fabric into a loop first. I just sewed it on until I was about an inch from my starting point, then sewed the vertical seam and then the last little part of the join between the cuff and the short. I also started near the crotch seam, so in case I flubbed this part it would be less noticeable. Then I pressed the seam allowance down, and folded the cuff fabric around. Finally, I pinned it and topstitched through all the layers in the ditch. We both are pleased with how they turned out.