Review: New Look 6271 | Printed Shorts!

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I found the most perfect and quickest shorts pattern ever!  After a project like my white blazer, I needed a simple, palate cleansing project so I decided on printed shorts.  And I choose New Look 6271.
This pattern is so simple that I made two pairs at the same time.  One thing I did notice is that this pattern runs small.  Where I would normally cut a size 14 in Big 4 bottoms, I cut the size 16, the largest size in this pattern for these shorts.  
Maybe I haven't sewn enough New Looks to be familiar with their sizing, because I was a little thrown by that.
The only alteration I made was to lengthen by an inch.  The striped pair of shorts is made in an Aztec Stripe Poly Crepe de Chine.  I used a black crepe from my stash for the contrasting waistband and ties.  And the navy pair is made in poly crepe also.  I couldn't find the fabric on the website.  These fabrics were on sale for 50% off and I had a coupon for 20% off my entire purchase.  So it cost next to nothing to make these.  And they're cool and breezy.  And during the summertime, I love anything that can go from washer to dryer to wearing, without ironing.  As much as I have to stand over a hot steam iron during sewing, I hate ironing clothes.
Sidenote:  The top is McCall's 6287 which is out of print now.  It was almost in the giveaway pile.  I've been seeing cold-shoulder tops, dresses and jumpsuits everywhere.  So I decided to give it another season.  And its peacock blue color was perfect for these shorts.
Style tip:  A cute top, shorts and sandals is the perfect summer uniform that can take you from day to evening.

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24 comments

  1. like the style tip; love the looks.

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  2. You will never look frumpy this summer if you have these to grab!

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    1. I love them! Thanks Kim!

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  3. I also am finding that shorts patterns are running snug this summer! I had to go up as well.

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    1. Glad to know it wasn't just me.

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  4. I just wanted to say thanks for your amazing blog. I just discovered your blog the other day when I was searching for pattern reviews. The effort you put into your pattern reviews and your fabric choices are wonderful and inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Shawna!

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  5. Great looking shorts!

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  6. What two nice well polished and put together looks! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Remembering.. OZ!

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  7. Wow, I love both pairs and how you styled them!

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  8. You make draw string shorts look so glamorous!

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  9. The aztec print shorts us very cute. Love the looks.

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  10. Cute shorts and I love the peacock colored top!

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  11. I love a printed short! Looks great!

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