Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

The newest addition to my wardrobe is another pair of shorts; tulip style sleep shorts to be exact. And yeah, I did sleep in them before I took these pictures :)

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

I’ve made Simplicity 1501 before, and I have nothing but good things to say. It’s a fairly straight forward sewing pattern, suitable for beginners.

Sewing Tip: If your elastic waistband rolls after washing, sew a line of stitches near the bottom. Be sure to stretch the elastic as you sew!

The elastic waist and loose fit make sizing a breeze. I added a row of zig zag stitches because my elastic was rolling after I washed them.

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

Here’s a shot of the inside. I used my serger to finish the seams. How do you like the pink and purple thread?

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

Pardon the wrinkles! I’m too¬†awesome to iron today.

The trickiest part is hemming the curved edges, but my fabric wasn’t too fiddly. Using trim is probably a little easier than this very narrow hem. (Here’s my previous version with lace trim.)

Simplicity 1501 | Tulip Style Sleep Shorts

Okay, now the wrinkles are really starting to bug me.

Simplicity 1501 is designed as sleep shorts, but I intended to wear these as active wear. If I bend over or if the wind catches, the tulip seams open right up. This makes them extremely comfortable to sleep in, but not so modest for day wear.

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

In other words, they’ll show your butt. I will tack down the tulip seam and see how that looks. Another option would be to top stitch down to the hem.

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

I used my own print at My Fabric Designs; Caravan in amethyst. Every design is available in 26 different types of fabric. This is the cotton silk, it’s a dream to work with. I wash and dry it in my regular laundry cycle, too.

I love designing fabric with My Fabric Designs; I recieve a nice commission when anyone purchases my designs. (Which is great, because I’m spoiled to the good stuff.)

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts | Simplicity 1501

Tulip Style Sleep Shorts

Cotton Silk from My Fabric Designs

Simplicity 1501

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

2 Comments

  1. Justine

    Cute shorts Amy! I need to make some too. Lily stole my sleep shorts.

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