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Pattern Review: Burda 7654 Shorts

Jan 09, 2011
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Style Tip: Accentuate the drape of these shorts with a lightweight fabric. Try cotton for a more casual look, or dress them up in dupioni.

This review was originally featured in Threads #153 (February/March 2011).

Burda 7654

These chic shorts are comfortable and easy to wear. Interesting details include functional, slanted side pockets, a pleated front, back patch pockets with flaps, decorative belt loops, and a fabric belt. There are no belt loops in back, therefore, our tester recommends adding two. This pattern’s measurement chart is not on the envelope as expected, but inside on the pattern tissue paper. There are no notches, and the only match points are for specific areas on the front pockets. The instructions supply good insight for shortening/lengthening, as these shorts are designed for a 5-foot, 6-inch tall body. The directions are concise, clear, and easy to follow. Our tester found this an amazingly easy pattern to put together.

(Sized 8-20 for hips 33.5-44 in.)

Style Tip: Accentuate the drape of these shorts with a lightweight fabric. Try cotton for a more casual look, or dress them up in dupioni.

-Tested by Janith Bergeron, Barrington, New Hampshire

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