Get ready to swing into sunny days with our latest free sewing pattern – the Peppermint Skye Shorts!  

Collaborating with brilliant British patternmaker Mandi Bharij from Make With Mandi, we created a pair of shorts that are both glam and practical! Inspired by the dramatic swish of circle skirts, our version of swing shorts walks the line of fun and function with flow aplenty around the legs and hips – and pockets, of course! The curved front yoke paired with an elasticated back waistband is all class at the front, comfy at the back. Go on: get your legs out and make this simple sew so you can sashay into glorious warm-weather adventures. 

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We used the Organic Cotton Sateen from Spoonflower, printed with a botanical palm leaf pattern by Italian illustrator Francesca Besso.

We can’t wait to see your creations – don’t forget to tag #PeppermintPatterns #PeppermintSkyeShorts to share your makes!

Sewing Level: Confident Beginners

Size range: A-P (see chart)

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Photos: Kelley Sheenan Model: Christine Kaye Linen shirt: THE MNML Sunglasses: Vintage


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