The Xanele Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern
This beginner-friendly pattern is fondly named after my adventurous friend Xanelé (pronounced Shan-a-lee). These shorts were inspired by, and created for, the 5am Table Mountain hikes that she and I regularly embarked upon (and the much-needed sanity and perspective that these walks, and our talks, afforded me) as we were coming out of South Africa’s first hard lockdown.
The Xanelé shorts are an easy-to-wear summer staple that can be styled up or down depending on your mood or occasion. The pattern features an elasticated waistband with optional belt loops, pleated front and a cuffed hem that ends around the mid-thigh. A versatile addition to your handmade wardrobe, the Xanelé shorts are perfect for the beach and for climbing mountains yet are as equally well suited to days spent working from, or relaxing at, home.
Light to medium weight wovens such as linen / linen blends, hemp, tencel, and chambray. If selecting medium weight fabric it is recommended that the fabric has some measure of drape.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner
150 cm / 60” wide fabric - 122cm / 1.3 yards
115cm / 45” wide fabric - 162cm / 1.8 yards
SIZES: View images for size tables and more information on sizing.
THIS PATTERN IS AVAILABLE AS A PRINT AT HOME TILED PDF (Compatible with both A4 & US Letter Paper).
IT ALSO INCLUDES A COPY SHOP VERSION The Copy Shop Shop file is a large scale PDF that you can take to a copy shop to be printed. Copy Shop files are A0 in width (841mm/ 33.1”), and can be any length.
BOTH PRINT AT HOME AND COPY SHOP VERSIONS ARE LAYERED PDF’S This means that you are able to print/ view selected sizes only. This not only saves ink (and sometimes paper), but also makes tracing/ cutting your pattern a lot less confusing.
INCLUDES A DETAILED INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with step-by-step illustrated sewing instructions.
SEAM ALLOWANCE of 1cm (3/8”) is included in pattern pieces.