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You asked for more shorts! We wanted to give you something different than the shorts already in the Seamwork catalog. These shorts have a cool, fun silhouette with a touch of vintage inspiration. Think the nineties do the forties. The Effie shorts are very classic at first glance, with a high waist and A-line fit. However, they also have little special design moments, like reoccurring curves in the pocket, hem, and waistband.

Talia is wearing size 10 Effie shorts with no adjustments. Her measurements are 39” (99 cm), 30” (70.2 cm), 41 1/2” (105.4 cm), and she is 5’9 1/2” (1.77 m) tall.

Crosby is wearing curvy size 16 Effie shorts. We shortened the rise 1” (2.5 cm) and reduced the waist ease 1/2” (12 mm). Her measurements are 46” (116.8 cm), 36 1/2” (92.7 cm), 48” (121.9), and she is 5’10” (1.78 m) tall.

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Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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All-purpose polyester sewing thread, sewing machine needle, One 5 (13 cm) (sizes 00 - 6) or 7" (18 cm) (sizes 8 - 30) coil/denim zipper, two 5/8" (15 mm) buttons or shank buttons, 7/8 yards (.8 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing, point turner, chalk, tape, or a water-soluble pen

Medium to heavy weight fabrics such as denim, twill, linen, linen blends, and canvas.

Medium weight fabrics such as quilting cotton, lawn, shirting, or chambray.

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