Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
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This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XS - 5XL. This pattern was drafted for our Straight-Loose Fit Size Chart that is drafted for the height of 5’10"/177.80 cm. The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences if needed.
These shorts are designed to be made using 4-way stretch knit fabrics. Examples include but are not limited to Nylon Spandex, Supplex, and Cotton Lycra. Performance and athletic knit fabrics work great.
Color block style
Side seam pockets
No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly
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Pattern pieces for all parts
Projector File with Layers
Copy Shop A0 file
Fabric Requirements Chart
English and French Translation
Tips and Notes
Table of contents
Pattern Piece Diagram
Step-by-step instructions. Each step has a color photo for visual aid.
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- This pattern is copy written. You may use this pattern to create and sell products of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.
- You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.
- You can not distribute this pattern to others.
- You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
I made the shorts with a stretchy bamboo so they are cooling and comfortable to wear. I added exterior pockets because I messed up with the seam pockets and couldn’t use them anymore. I found the legs to be quite baggy. Maybe that was because of the fabric I used. I like the image on the package with a more structured fabric. So I took them in from the inside leg but only sewed up about 3” - not all the way to the crotch.
I made these for my eldest son for Christmas. They came together really quickly and looked great with the shaped contrast section. The worst bit for me was sewing the waist elastic - got it a bit uneven. However, my son said they fit great and are very comfortable. I think I’ll be making more and hopefully will get the waist elastic better next time.
Pardon the pun!
Really great pattern fits together really well. The sizing is spot on.
My Son in law actually wears them!!!
“He doesn’t do home made”
A straightforward pattern for a beginner like me.
I bought this pattern on a weekly sale so it was more than the usual bargin. I've so far made one pair of shorts for my husband but they are for a surprise birthday present to be used as lounge wear so he hasn't received them yet.
The pattern itself is just like all the other Ellie & Mac patterns. Amazing. Super simple instructions and great range of sizes. The finished products always look so good too. I can't wait to surprise my husband with his new pajamas so I can hopefully make him more.
Such a simple pattern to follow and quick to make!
Great pattern i have the kids one too my boys love the shorts and matching daddy
The pattern has been very useful with the lovely weather and quick to put together definitely making more
I made the Active Shorts for my daughter (tomboy) with a matching colour block tee border on the shorts - she loves it! So easy to make and the fit is great.
Made this pattern for my Mister. He’s fussy with shorts, doesn’t like it too fitting, prefers larger leg holes and this is just perfect for him!! He has even requested for more, in slightly shorter lengths! Definitely a go-to pattern for a casual shorts/berms and it’s so easy to sew! Love it!