Review: New Look 6271 | Printed Shorts!

10:00 AM

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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  1. like the style tip; love the looks.

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

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

  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!

    1. Thanks so much for reading Shawna!

  5. Great looking shorts!

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

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

  8. You make draw string shorts look so glamorous!

  9. Anonymous2:34 PM

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

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

  11. Anonymous3:04 PM

    I love a printed short! Looks great!


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