Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lappi Indigo Spot Shorts - New Look 6120

Here's a cute pair of shorts my daughter Gabby finished off at the end of term in her sewing classes with Bernadette Doherty. We had the perfect weather on Good Friday, so these shorts made their debut, down at the lovely Mornington Peninsula!

Gabby has always wanted a flared retro-style short so she chose our soft brushed cotton/elastane Lappi Spot in Indigo Blue and this old New Look 6120 (circa 80's), I had in my pattern stash. The pattern was perfect for this style and ideal for a novice sewer. Of course, her sewing teacher insisted Gabby make up a calico first and some minor pattern adjustments were made, such as extra fullness taken out, shortening of the pattern and the side pockets left out. This pattern will now be the base of many shorts to come.

A great result, especially as her interest in sewing is gradually growing, to her delight and mine!


  1. Do you know I used that same pattern to make myself some shorts when I was Gabby's age, mumble-mumble years ago. Lets just say the pattern was a new release back then. :) I wore my shorts to the beach too in Victoria.

    1. Really? How fabulous is that!
      Just goes to show 'everything old is new again'...

  2. Well done Gabby - looks fabulous and comfy too, perfect for the beach. Hope you all had a great time here in Melbourne.

  3. These look fantastic Gabby! well done


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