Tulip Shorts | Simplicity 1501
Finished project: Simplicity 1501. (I win.)
I don’t have a ton to say about this make, except that I love these shorts. There are several indie companies with similar patterns; like the Coachella Shorts from Striped Swallow Designs. Grosgrain Fabulous has a free pattern, the Pinwheel Shorts which fit up to a 40″ hip measurement.
Simplicity 1501 has a wider leg than the patterns mentioned above; it almost looks like a skirt when wearing it. With the right fabric and trim, these shorts could be vintage inspired lingerie. I started a gorgeous pair with my Amethyst Caravan silk from My Fabric Designs, but ran out before I could cut the waistband. You’ll see this pattern again, once I find a coordinating print.
This women’s shorts pattern can be made with knit or woven fabric. The edges can be trimmed with lace or pom-poms, or use a narrow hem. For this pair I used jersey from Girl Charlee and elastic lace trim. I love the casual vibe when paired with a tee and sandals. This is a great project for instant gratification too- I finished in about an hour.