Parkside Shorts and Skirt by Sew Caroline

A pair of woven shorts or skirt with pockets and an elastic waistband.

Pattern: Parkside Shorts
Designer: Sew Caroline
Categories: Shorts, Mini Skirts
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Wovens, Canvas, Chambray, Denim, Voile
required fabric: 7/8 to 15/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$15.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$15.00


The Parkside Shorts and Parkside Skirt by Sew Caroline are two casual and comfortable patterns. Both variations have roomy pockets and a gathered elastic waistband. The skirt hits above the knee and the shorts have a 3.5 inch inseam and include with instructions for lengthening.

Both variations are meant to be sewn up in medium to heavy weight fabrics, but lighter fabrics with slight drape can be used for the skirt. Sew up a pair of the shorts in a patterned chambray and pair with a white tee and some sneakers for a classic and comfortable look. Dress up the skirt with wedges and a tucked in tank top.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 34
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust3133 3/436 1/239 1/44244 3/4
Waist24 1/227 1/43032 3/435 1/238 1/4
Hips3436 3/439 1/242 1/44547 3/4

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Skirt Length1717 1/417 1/217 3/41818 1/4

Fabric Required (yards)

Shorts - 45" Wide1 1/81 1/81 1/81 3/81 3/81 3/8
Shorts - 54" Wide 7/8 7/8 7/81 1/81 1/81 1/8
Skirt - 45" Wide1 1/41 1/41 1/41 5/81 5/81 5/8
Skirt - 54" Wide1111 1/41 1/41 1/4

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

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

Required Supplies

  • Elastic
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Interfacing
  • Twill Tape

Additional Notes

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

This pattern is easy to follow (like all Sew Caroline patterns I've tried so far). I highly recommend these shorts!

I love these shorts and I don't even like shorts.

Such a classic and comfortable pair of shorts!

I love this pattern! They are a quick sew and the instructions are excellent!