Free Shorts Pattern: Boudoir Shorts

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The free shorts pattern is for the Boudoir shorts designed by Tara Miller and published in the Stitch Magazine.  These modern wrap shorts feature a femenine curved slit in the front and they can be embellished with different kind of trims and laces.  You can sew with any fabric and you can add different details for many different looks. the free pattern is available in size XS to XL and you can easily adjust it to your figure.

The pattern has 4 pattern pieces (Front, Side Front, Back, and Strip) and it has 14 pages that you can print in a regular printer.

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You’ll Need

1 1/4 yd of fabric.

elastic for the waist band

Tip. Use natural fibers (cotton, rayon, linen, silk, etc) – you want your shorts to breath… Polyester won’t be as comfortable for the heat of the summer

Style Ideas

Below are some pictures from Pinterest that might inspire you to sew your Boudoir shorts (or a few of them)

Pair them with a tank top or camisole or if you want to go fancy use a nice blouse.  You can use these shorts for a night out or even to go to bed depending on the fabric you choose to make them.

Printed fabrics and a nice trim like this is easy to make and will look great!

free shorts pattern

If you want fun and stylish shorts, use bold fabric patterns, like this watermelon one:

free shorts pattern

Any solid color work as well, but for extra comfort knit fabrics are a great choice.
free shorts pattern

Classic and elegant white is always a sophisticated look! it looks great!

free shorts pattern

 

Sewing Instructions

I didn’t find the sewing instructions for this pattern but it shouldn’t be hard to sew.  It runs big, when cutting, confirm your measurements (the width of the shorts should be your hip measurement + 1″)

The pattern does not include the strips showed in the cutting layout.  Those strips are for the hem binding as shown in the pattern picture. If you are going to use this finishing, the strips width should be about 1 1/4″; you won’t need the strips if you are going to use a lace trim or other finishing.

There are only 3 pattern pieces, to construct:
1. Assemble the front pieces matching the black dots
2. Sew the sides
3. Sew the crotch
4. Fold over the top part and add an elastic or you can also cut a waistband
4. Finish the hem and front curves with binding or a lace trim

 

A similar pattern (Pom Pom Shorts) and illustrated tutorial was published in Melly Sews blog

 

Link to Milly Sews Tutorial

I hope this post inspire you to sew Boudoir Shorts!

Join our MHS Facebook Group, we like to share our creations and ask questions.  Our group members are always happy to share their knowledge.

 

If you want to learn how to draft your own Pants patterns, Suzy Ferrer teaches 9 different classes in Craftsy – I’ve taken most of them and they are excellent!


Creativelive classes are also great! this class also teaches you how to adjust the patterns to fit you perfectly.  CreativeLive live broadcast classes are free.  Review their live broadcast schedule and sign up for the ones you like.


Happy Sewing,
Anabelle

 

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16 Responses

  1. Elizabeth
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    Boudoir Shorts by Tara Miller

    Are the instructions for making the shorts online anywhere?

    • Anabelle Delgado
      | Reply

      Sorry, I couldn’t find the instructions; but it shouldn’t be hard – sew the front pieces (with any embellishment), then the crutch, side seams, and waistband and hem at the end.

      • Brandy Anderson
        | Reply

        When I sew the rear do I need to make my own curve I only have 2 pieces that have curves (on the thigh)

  2. Lexi Wills
    | Reply

    I can’t find the pattern piece for the strips anywhere in the tutorial…help!

  3. Melanie
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    was unable to print this no matter what I did 🙁

  4. Chloe
    | Reply

    Are these uk or USA sizes?

    • Anabelle Delgado
      | Reply

      USA sizes – people in the MHS sewing Facebook are saying that the pattern runs big!

  5. MaryLu
    | Reply

    Cute as can be, but I can’t get it to print.

  6. Karen
    | Reply

    How long and wide are the strips for the waistband and can I use button closures instead of elastic? I’m entering a contest tomorrow with this pattern so a quick response would be great! TIA
    Karen

    • Anabelle Delgado
      | Reply

      I would use 3″ wide + seam allowance (folded would be 1 1/2″) – and the length should match your pant (depend on size)

  7. Isobel
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    i don’t get how to put the pieces together

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  9. britney
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    how do i sew the sides..im confused help!

  10. MPaula
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    The shorts would be great under a midi/maxi skirt in hot weather! I can’t wait to get started.

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