Cuffed Shorts

Burda 6-2013-111A

DD1 wanted more shorts, and chose this lovely cuffed pair from Burda’s June issue to make from this spectacular stretch cotton (Burda 06/2013 #111A).  Burda 06-2013-111 drawing The fabric is so vibrant that I really wanted her to choose a skirt or a dress to showcase it better, but she’s “not that into skirts and dresses, really, mom”.  OK.  So shorts it is.  Although I did manage to cut a skirt, too, that’s currently resting in my magic sewing closet. But back to these shorts.Burda 6-2013-111A back

It’s a super simple pattern with only one welt pocket on the back right.  There’s a side zip, but the star of the show is the cuffs!  All two inches of them.  Lots of playing around room in these. Burda 6-2013-111A cuffs

I didn’t make a muslin, and I’ve noticed that she is going to need a little length added to the back of future trousers/shorts.  The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree!Burda 6-2013-111A action

Or maybe I should say the cherries don’t fall too far from the tree.  Better luck next time!Burda 6-2013-111A action 2