Coachella Shorts by Striped Swallow Designs

Lounge shorts with an encased elastic waistband and trim detail.

Pattern: Coachella Shorts
Designer: Striped Swallow Designs
Categories: Shorts
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Broadcloth, Chambray, Lawn, Rayon, Voile
required fabric: 13/8 to 15/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00


What's better than lounge shorts dressed up with pom pom or lace fringe? The Coachella Shorts by Striped Swallow designs will bring your lounge attire up a notch. The unique two-panel front designs creates an interesting tulip silhouette. The encased elastic waistband provides for a comfortable fit whether you're at the beach or in bed. Sew yours up in a rayon challis with lace trim for the perfect feminine shorts you'll wear all summer long.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 37
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Waist2527 1/229 1/231 1/233 1/435 3/4
Low Waist31 1/234 1/23738 1/439 1/241 3/4
Hip35 3/438 1/240 1/241 1/243 1/246

Fabric Required (yards)

Low and Mid Rise - Main (44" Wide)1111 1/81 1/81 1/8
Low and Mid Rise - Waistband (44" Wide) 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8
Low and Mid Rise - Trim (44" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/233
High Rise - Main (44" Wide)1 1/81 1/81 1/81 1/41 1/41 1/4
High Rise - Waistband (44" Wide) 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8
High Rise - Trim (44" Wide)333333

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger

Required Supplies

  • Elastic
  • Thread
  • Trim
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Lace Trim
  • Pom Pom Trim

Additional Notes

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

I love this pattern! The instructions are amazing, super clear with color photos for each step. My only gripe is that the waistband pattern piece isn't included. It's just a simple rectangle, and it gives you the dimensions.... but still, don't really see why it wasn't just included. A note on sizing-- there are two fits, slim and relaxed . I made the slim fit, so probably not an issue for the relaxed fit option. My hips put me in XL and my waist was (only barely) in XXL, I made the XL... unwearably tight across the hips. if you're in between sizes, size up! I made the next in XXL and they are perfect. They make great casual shorts, and could be great secret pajamas (presentable enough to wear out!). They also are great for gift making!

p.s not sure why it's not mentioned about the two different fits. The relaxed fit pieces are in the same file as the instructions, and the slim fit pattern pieces are in a second file, although it says here there's just one file.

There is no waistband in the pattern! The tutorial talks about how to sew it on, but the actual piece is nowhere to be found!