Matilda Shorts by Liola Patterns

Mid-rise shorts with a loose leg, side pockets, and darts for a comfortable fit.

Pattern: Matilda Shorts
Designer: Liola Patterns
Categories: Shorts
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Wovens, Crêpe, Crêpe de Chine, Satin, Silk
required fabric: 1 to 13/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00

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The Matilda Shorts from Liola Patterns are a mid-rise shorts with a loose wide leg. Front dart pleats create an element of structure and side pockets can be used to slip in a piece of contrasting fabric. The back of the shorts have darts for shaping as well as an invisible zipper for a smooth finish.

The pattern comes with an optional lining that can be used when sewing the shorts up in a lighter weight or slightly see through fabric. Pair these with a crop top and some strappy sandals or slip on a body suit and a blazer for a slightly more sleek look.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 5
Total Number of Pages: 39
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Mid Waist26 3/828 1/430 1/432 3/43537 3/8
Hip35 1/237 1/239 3/841 3/444 1/846 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Mid Waist26 1/228 1/230 1/232 3/435 1/437 3/4
Hip4143 1/445 3/44850 3/453 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Main Fabric - 44" Wide1 3/81 3/81 3/81 3/81 3/81 3/8
Main Fabric - 59" Wide111111
Pocket Lining - 44" Wide 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Pocket Lining - 59" Wide 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Shorts and Pocket Lining - 44" Wide111111
Shorts and Pocket Lining - 59" Wide111111

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle

Additional Notes

This sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.


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