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Cass Shorts Hack

27—September 2021

This week we adapt our popular Cass Pant pattern for a pair of shorts in new Heavyweight Linen colourway Carob!

Make by TFS — Cass Shorts Hack
Sep 27 2021

It's springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere and with warmer weather on the cards, we're busy planning our trans-seasonal sewing projects. A pair of structured shorts makes a chic yet practical wardrobe addition and our Make by TFS Cass Pant provides the perfect pattern to adapt paired with our new Carob Heavyweight Linen! Read on for more, kindly modelled by Ella from our HQ team.

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Cass Pant Pattern Adaptions

Our Make by TFS Cass Pant is a modern take on a classic pleat front trouser and is designed pair with merino tops and button-down shirts. The pant features a casual mid-rise, zip fly front with internal button tab closure, belt loops, side angled pockets, two rear jet pockets, and a wide leg with a subtle taper and deep hem at the ankle.

Making Cass Shorts using this pattern was super simple! We made a size 10 for Ella, and shortened the leg of the pant by approximately 40cm. This sat at a nice just-above-the-knee length on Ella, but you could really make them as long or short as you like. We also chose to put two patch pockets on the back, rather than the jetted welt pockets that come with the Cass pattern. Our patch pockets were drafted as a square and we shaped the bottom corners slightly for a classic finish. A simple 1cm seam allowance, plus the turnback at the top, was all that was required! This pocket piece was pretty easy to make up, and we'd recommend making a paper one and placing it in position before you sew to ensure you are happy with the size.

The patch pockets gave the shorts a slightly more casual vibe, and also made for a very quick and easy sew!
If you'd like to make a pair of these, follow our Cass Pant sew-along over on the blog.

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Cass Shorts make a dreamy pair with our Bloom Shirt in Vintage Finish Linen!
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Pocket Pattern Shorts Make by TFS Carob Heavyweight Linen

Heavyweight Linen - Carob

Neutrals and browns are colour favourites this season and our new Heavyweight Linen in Carob has sewn up beautifully! Linen in this weight is ideal for shorts as it has structure and body, with the softness and flexible handle of 100% linen. You could also try a linen/cotton canvas, cotton twill, corduroy or denim! We also used one of our Recycled Paper Buttons.

Below is our Linen Cotton Canvas - Turmeric, Heavyweight Linen - Chestnut, 5oz Linen Cotton Chambray - Mid Blue and Liberty Stretch Denim - Floral Filagree / B

Fabric Suggestions Cass Shorts Make by TFS Carob Heavyweight Linen
Front Side Shorts Make by TFS Carob Heavyweight Linen
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We LOVE how these Cass Shorts turned out! Try your hand at a pair and share your progress with us over on Instagram @wearethefabricstore

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