Common Stitch Bell Bird Shorts - Project Notes

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Common Stitch Bellbird Shorts and Grainline Studio Hemlock Tee

Common Stitch Bellbird Shorts and Grainline Studio Hemlock Tee

The relaxed fit Bellbird Shorts sewing pattern by Common Stitch features slash pockets and an elasticated waist making these a great beginner sewing project. I made mine using a Linen and Cotton blend John Kaldor fabric from Minerva Crafts which although I worried would be a little sheer is perfectly fine worn with nude underwear.

Bell Bird Shorts Modifications

I typically wear high waisted jeans in a 26”/28” so I started by cutting the size Small shorts pattern. I’m 5ft and the length is just what I wanted so I didn’t make any adjustments to the length. After tweaking my toile by removing 5/8” from the side seams and scooping out a 1/4” from the front crotch seam I actually ended up with an Xtra Small pattern so I’d recommend sizing down when you make your muslin or toile in this pattern. The XS shorts still have a loose and relaxed fit on me without being too baggy which I love.

Grainline Studio Hemlock Tee

The Hemlock Tee I’m wearing with my Bellbird shorts is a free t-shirt sewing pattern from Grainline Studios. I hemmed the armholes instead of adding the sleeves and made this version cropped by shortening the pattern by 9”. The fabric is a lightweight jersey fabric with lots of drape from Fabric HQ.

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