Hepburn Shorts by Pattern Emporium

Relaxed fit shorts with four waistband options, two length options and the option to add front pleats and pockets.

Pattern: Hepburn Shorts
Designer: Pattern Emporium
Categories: Shorts
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Rayon, Denim, Linen, Voile
required fabric: 1 to 13/4 yards
Sizes: 2 - 14
Digital Sewing Pattern$8.12
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If you're looking for a shorts pattern with options galore, look no further. The Hepburn Shorts sewing pattern by Aussie designer Pattern Emporium are super versatile. With the option to create a comfy pair of lounge shorts or tailored shorts for a night on the town, this pattern is one you'll sew again and again. Sew your play-length Hepburn Shorts with pockets and side zip. Pair them with wedges and tank top for lunch with the ladies.

Pattern Previews

Hepburn Shorts by Pattern Emporium Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Hepburn Shorts by Pattern Emporium Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com
Hepburn Shorts by Pattern Emporium Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 69
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Hips33 1/235 3/837 3/839 3/841 3/843 3/446 1/8
Waist30 3/832 1/434 1/436 1/438 1/440 1/242 7/8

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Play Shorts - Inside Leg2 1/42 1/22 5/82 7/833 1/43 1/2
Play Shorts - Outside Leg10 1/410 3/411 1/411 3/412 1/412 3/413 3/8
Urban Shorts - Inside Leg6 1/46 3/86 5/86 3/477 1/87 3/8
Urban Shorts - Outside Leg14 1/814 5/815 1/815 5/816 1/816 3/417 3/8

Fabric Required (yards)

Pull on shorts - Play version11111 1/41 1/41 1/4
Hepburn shorts- Play version111 1/41 1/41 3/41 3/41 3/4
Pull on shorts - Urban version1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/21 1/2
Hepburn shorts- Urban version1 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/21 3/41 3/41 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

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

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Buttons
  • Elastic
  • Hook & Eye
  • Zipper

Additional Notes

This sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions for all options with photos.

I love the versatility of this pattern - you can mix and match the styles to create your perfect pair of shorts. The instructions were so clear and easy to follow. Definitely makes me want to explore other Pattern Emporium patterns. The trickiest part was getting it to print correctly :)

The pattern was great and came together well, but I found the PDF file huge and cumbersome. It was intimidating and felt messy, when it didn't need to be ... I only needed a few of those pages to put these together. I love the fit and think it's a good pattern, just brace yourself for wading through the instructions.