View Full Version : Design 13 Pear Bermudas

04-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Size 92-128 cm

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05-12-2010, 04:24 PM
great pattern! left off the side pockets.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs318.snc3/28554_394355797767_6 0259752767_4028879_6 626140_n.jpg

09-24-2010, 10:46 PM
Lengthened to pants. I put elastic cord with a cord stop in the waist because ds can't tie yet. This fabric is super dense but thin and a really big pain to sew! I do love the pants though. The waistband pattern piece is too small so look out for that. The side pockets are awesome!

http://farm5.static.flickr. com/4148/5022164506_f1db66cf1 3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164506/)
#13 otto 3/10 Pear Bermudas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164506/) by Apple Dumpling Gear (http://www.flickr.com/people/26619614@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr. com/4084/5022164470_cae580644 3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164470/)
#13 otto 3/10 Pear Bermudas II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164470/) by Apple Dumpling Gear (http://www.flickr.com/people/26619614@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr. com/4128/5022164418_5611aa980 6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164418/)
#13 otto 3/10 Pear Bermudas III (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164418/) by Apple Dumpling Gear (http://www.flickr.com/people/26619614@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr. com/4150/5022164360_738161ef1 f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164360/)
#13 otto 3/10 Pear Bermudas IV (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26619614@N04/5022164360/) by Apple Dumpling Gear (http://www.flickr.com/people/26619614@N04/), on Flickr

05-06-2012, 02:20 PM
I left off the side pockets as well.
Nice slim fitting pattern.
I did shorten them by about 1 1/2" I think.

06-10-2012, 03:07 PM
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06-24-2012, 12:31 PM

07-17-2012, 06:12 AM
I shortened these to be just-knee length, as per my son's request, and left off the cargo pockets. I probably didn't do the hip pockets exactly right, but they came out fine. Also, as another mama pointed out for another version of this pattern (same as #17 & 19), the waistband piece seems really narrow. I cut mine with 2cm seam allowance on both long sides, which gave me plenty of wiggle room, especially when it came to the part where the seam allowance needs to be folded under and topstitched in place. I also didn't follow the instructions for assembling the waist: I left a gap in the back and strung the elastic and the drawstring through, rather than basting them in place and then sewing the whole waistband closed over them.

As others have pointed out, these are pretty slim-fitting for a Bermuda style - not so wide - and so just right for my skinny kid. But, sorry, no modeled shots yet.



08-27-2012, 09:44 PM
size 116, this pattern seems to run a bit slim. The front pocket pieces confuse me. I really don't know what I am *supposed* to do with them, but I am happy with the end result. This is my 3rd pair this summer.

02-13-2014, 07:44 AM
I just finished another pair of these (http://www.sewingmamas.com/b/showthread.php?16424 2-Optimistic-sewing-Shorts-for-my-kids), and noticed I am not the only one with troubles understanding the instructions for the front pockets... So here are some photos. Maybe not the right way, but a way that works!

Front piece and pocket facing piece, wrong sides together, folds in the facing piece have been pressed to the wrong sides:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/7d0088f99915085e4aed 08d52257b57c_zps7961 c7dd.jpg

Facing piece lined up and folded over once...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/5de8fd1b8ab92683a6b5 4b54004e1c29_zps0d6b 395f.jpg

Then twice and pinned in place:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/dbb71d6e63ad1d98bb87 a27eaa2ee3cd_zps0e7c 6d63.jpg

The facing is stitched as a binding for the pocket opening:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/c6492e6ffc9e57b11dc5 e3c550595426_zpsf330 fc2b.jpg

Then the pocket piece pinned to the pocket facing, right-sides-together (shown here from the wrong side of the shorts):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/0e20d88d0fd793a43a9c 30cc5d5d42fa_zps852f f099.jpg

Pocket seam sewn and finished, little triangle bits trimmed off the binding part of the pocket facing:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/8536771b94c7561098e3 00dfea52f6ae_zps4383 4f43.jpg

Completed pocket basted to waist and outseam:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/quartercentury/Sewing%20projects/Pear%20pockets/a0820828a69d37454d31 dfee267ed37a_zps4d58 1399.jpg

Ready to move on to the next step!