The Pause for Shorts pattern is a comfortable, low rise shorts pattern perfect for those ‘pause’ moments – whether that’s sleeping, lounging or beaching!
This pattern has a comfortable, relaxed fit. There are two lengths, pockets and the option to add a waist tie.
This pattern is suitable for beginners. Lightweight woven fabrics (e.g. viscose, silk, poplin, lawn or chambray) are perfect for The Pause for Shorts.
An overlocker/serger will create the neatest finish but importantly, a regular sewing machine is all you need for all options.
This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: Instructions, a print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern and a projector pattern.
Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.
Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.
Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric.
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The measurement charts for all W&W patterns are here.
The pattern is created in layers meaning you can print just the layers (sizes) you need.
Looking for the perfect summer top to wear with these shorts? Try the Summer Breeze Camisole.
This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Due to the digital nature of PDF patterns, no refund can be given if purchased in error.
Kathryn Easom –
I love these so much! They are super quick and easy to make and are not at all fabric hungry – I even managed to squeeze a small pair from 0.5m!! They make perfect casual summer shorts or paired with the summer breeze for super stylish pjs! The instructions were as always really clear and easy to follow and the diagrams for every step was a bonus!
It took me years to get the confidence to wear shorts. Now i want to make all of them! These shorts are a fast sew and look and feel amazing on. Not only for the summer, but as lounge shorts, sleep shorts, gymshorts as well. And pockets!