White Twill Shorts with added back jeans-style pocket | Itch to Stitch Belize Shorts

A third pair of Itch to Stitch Belize Shorts has been made.  Evidently this is the Summer for Shorts.  Belize Shorts.
All construction info is exactly the same as pair #1 and pair #2 except back jean-style pockets were added to this pair.  Love it!
Incredibly this is the first time I've ever sewn pockets to the back of a pair of pants so it was a little of a new experience for me.  Got them a little high..... but it is good enough.  Learning when 'good enough' is 'good enough'.  Traced my favorite pair of rtw jeans pocket for this pattern.  My cell phone fits perfectly.  Win!  :)
Always interesting to see how different patterns look when made in different fabrics.  My previous 2 pairs were made of a quilting cotton weight fabric, whereas this cotton twill is a sturdier, heavier weight, so these shorts look a little stiffer and more structured.  I like it.
White brushed twill cotton fabric came from my local Wal-Mart, and was surprised that the pockets can be seen through the fabric.  Not gonna' let that bother me, as this pair is so comfy and they are white!  And white will go with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g this summer!   Kept this photo a little darker so the pocket bags could be seen a little clearer.
Why is it that there's something extra comfy about wearing a sweatshirt with a pair of shorts on a chilly Summertime morning.  Today's temps will be soaring by noon, but right now this is a perfect outfit for a chilly morning.  This is the Burdastyle 02/2017 #111A Sweatshirt.
Pattern info: 
Itch to Stitch Belize Shorts/Skort Pattern

Happy Sewing Everyone! :)


  1. these are terrific! and not for a moment should the pockets bug you...they're white, they're supposed to show! You have me wanting to sew some shorts, even with my 'old lady' legs :-)

  2. These look so stylish on you! They are such a nice and dressy-looking shorts.

  3. I am always amazed at what wonderful fabric you find at your WalMart. Not so much at our local one! Great shorts :-)

  4. Smart looking shorts. White shorts always look so summery even if it is a bit chilly. Your new cowl top will look lovely with them, too.

  5. You look so good in shorts! I love the pastel blue for you! 😊

  6. Your shorts fit so well and you look great in them! Love that fabric too.

  7. They look great Lisa. When you've found something that works as well as these shorts, making multiples makes sense.

  8. I am so loving this version! White shorts should be a wardrobe staple and they look wonderful with your beautiful blue top. A winning outfit!

  9. White shorts will be such a useful addition to your summer wardrobe. This pattern is lovely. I must remember to try it when our Summer season returns. The back pockets look great.

  10. Well, I really do think Good Enough is Good Enough with these lovely shorts. They really do look Good Enough.


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