Abra shorts

9.00

Abra is a pair of straight-cut, semi-fitted shorts with no side seam. They feature a grown-on elasticated waistband. The elastic is secured inside the waistband with rows of topstitching. The shorts have a mock fly featuring buttons and buttonholes. Abra is above mid-hip length.

Model Ksenia: Height 171 cm (5’7”), Bust 86 cm (33 7/8”), Waist 63 cm (24 3/4”), Hips 92 cm (36 1/4”). Ksenia is wearing size XS in height 3.

Approximate sewing time — 1 day (8 hours).

To sew these shorts, choose medium-weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or low-stretch fabrics made of natural fibers, artificial fibers, blends, or synthetics.

The following fabrics are recommended: batiste, cotton, natural or artificial silk, chiffon, challis.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit fabrics.

The shorts in the photo are made of artificial silk. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, soft, and low-stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 190 g/m2.

1. Main fabric, 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

1 (154–160)

0.85

0.9

0.95

0.95

1

2 (162–168)

0.9

0.95

1

1.05

1.1

3 (170–176)

1

1

1.05

1.1

1.15

4 (178–184)

1.05

1.1

1.15

1.2

1.25

Main fabric, 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

7/8

1

1

1

1 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

2. Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Size

XS–L

XL

meters

0.25

0.3

yards

1/4

3/8

3. Elastic, 2.5 cm (1") wide, for all heights:

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

Elastic length including seam allowances, cm

53.5

61.5

69.5

77.5

85.5

Elastic length including seam allowances, in

21 1/8

24 1/4

27 3/8

30 1/2

33 5/8

4. Three buttons (plus one or two spare ones), 0.7–1 cm (1/4–3/8") in diameter

5. Matching thread — 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker)

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- buttonhole foot for the sewing machine

- elastic threader (may be replaced with a safety pin)

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Waistline ease

50.8–51

20–20 1/8

Hipline ease

25.2–25.5

9 7/8–10

Height, cm

Side length, cm

1 (154–160)

32.7–39.7

2 (162–168)

36.4–43.5

3 (170–176)

40.1–47.2

4 (178–184)

43.7–50.9

Height, ft

Side length, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

12 7/8–15 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

14 3/8–17 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

15 3/4–18 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

17 1/4–20

Finished hem width, cm

Height, cm

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

1 (154–160)

34.2

37.1

40

42.8

45.6

2 (162–168)

33.9

36.7

39.5

42.3

45

3 (170–176)

33.5

36.3

39

41.7

44.4

4 (178–184)

33.2

35.9

38.6

41.3

43.9

Finished hem width, in

Height, ft

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

13 1/2

14 5/8

15 3/4

16 7/8

18

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

13 3/8

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 5/8

17 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

13 1/4

14 1/4

15 3/8

16 3/8

17 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

13 1/8

14 1/8

15 1/4

16 1/4

17 1/4

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900 mm width.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

Abra instructions Sample
Your height:
154-160162-168170-176178-184
Your size (European):
XSSMLXL
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