🚨 Important information: Please read through before ordering. 🚨
👉 NOTE: Please be aware that these are not tailor made shorts to fit your exact body. This is a pattern, and not all patterns fit all bodies. Please check measurements. The pattern measurements are included below to let you see approximately what body size fits what pattern size.
Also note that different colours react differently to the wool. This means that some will be "softer" and some will have differences in "stretch". This is normal and not a flaw. This means that different colours may fit slightly different than other colours
How to Order
STEP 1: Measure yourself
Take the following measurements:
Natural Waist (usually an inch or two above belly button, NOT where the waistband will fall)
Waistband circumference (more info below; see step 5)
High Hip (at the hip bones)
Hip (at the widest part)
Shorts Inseam (where you want the capris to fall)
Tape measure should NOT indent into your body. You should be able to fit 2 fingers, no more no less, under the tape measure (basically touching the body and not falling down).
STEP 2: Select Pant Size
Check size chart below and pick the overall pant size that best suit your Hip, High Hip, Natural Waist, and Thigh measurements. It is my opinion that, if you are a voluptuous sized woman, or are apple shaped (i.e. tend to have a larger stomach and slender legs), the leggings will be baggy in the legs with this pattern; this is unfortunately something I can not control).
STEP 3: Select Inseam and Ankle Inseam
Inseam is measured from crotch to where you want your shorts to fall. Please note that additions and subtractions of inseam are not 1:1 from paper pattern to sewn up item. The larger the addition/subtraction is the slightly more difference there will be.
The inseam of the shorts pattern is 5.5 inches, which is included in the price. You can add length to inseam for additional cost, or subtract inseam for free (just select the desired inseam here). The fabric is stretchy, so where it falls may be different depending on body type.
STEP 4: Select Front and Back Rises
The waistband is approximately 3.5" in height and is INCLUDED in the rise measurement. If you would like the waistband to sit above your underwear line or high hip bones, please take that into consideration.
STEP 5: Select Custom Waistband Circumference
For your custom waistband, find the top of your front rise, place your measuring tape there, and make a full circumference of your waist straight around. Take that measurement and round to the nearest 1/2". This measurement is very important to have a waistband that fits correctly. The waistband is NOT cut at your measurement, your measurement is used to make the correct size for you.