First Peek at The “Rita” Shorts!

I’ve got a special surprise for you! My cousin and I got together today for photos of the new pattern and I just couldn’t wait any longer to show you what I’ve been working on!

Introducing pattern #1006- The “Rita” Shorts.  These pleated shorts are suitable for looks from the late 1930s through the mid 1940s, and will include three options- short waistband, tall waistband, and tall waistband with suspenders (the last of which is shown here).  This is shown with a top from pattern #1002- Smooth Sailing.

I hope you love them! I’m estimating that they should be ready in about two weeks! :)

15 Comments on First Peek at The “Rita” Shorts!

  1. Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns
    June 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm (10 years ago)

    Those pleats are very cute! I’m sure this will be an enormously popular pattern.

    Happy sewing!


  2. Beth
    June 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Pleated shorts? Those might be some that even I could pull off! Very cute!

  3. Ellie
    June 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, so cute. I remember these from the 50s. These skorts were so fun. Beautiful. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. Tamara
    June 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm (10 years ago)

    These are adorable!!

  5. Garofit
    June 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow, love them!

  6. LadyD
    June 20, 2012 at 1:20 am (10 years ago)

    Oh, wow! They are fab. Just what I have been looking for…now all I need is summer to make an appearance.

  7. Alli
    June 20, 2012 at 3:13 am (10 years ago)

    Soooooo cute! Love them :)

  8. Victoria Perry
    June 20, 2012 at 5:06 am (10 years ago)

    Oh Wow! These look awesome! Definitely getting this!

  9. Sean MacKenzie
    June 20, 2012 at 5:11 am (10 years ago)

    Oh, my gosh!!!!! They are spectacular! I want a pair!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Stephanie
    June 20, 2012 at 5:20 am (10 years ago)

    Want so much! :)

  11. Joy D.
    June 20, 2012 at 5:46 am (10 years ago)

    It is such a quirky but classic pattern. I wish you the best. If I was a better pleat sewer I would buy it myself!

  12. Tasha
    June 20, 2012 at 8:46 am (10 years ago)

    LOVE!!! Oh, I will definitely need to order that pattern!

  13. Sabrina
    June 20, 2012 at 10:13 am (10 years ago)

    So cute! And so very aptly named. I can just picture Rita Hayworth wearing these shorts to dance a number with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly.

  14. Dru
    June 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm (10 years ago)

    What a lovely pattern! We had skorts when I was growing up, too, but they weren’t this cute! I know they’ll be successful!

  15. Sydney Ballesteros
    June 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm (10 years ago)

    Those are so sweet Lauren, love them!