Sku: S1171

Featuring: very fitted at the waist, hips and thighs swim or sports bottoms designed for swim/athletic knit fabrics. Comes in 3 lengths - short, medium and long shorties. Can be finished with a low, medium or high rise yoga waistband. Can be done as plain shorties or as lined shorties with lace up sides (short and medium length only).The bottoms can be fully lined, plain version (no lace up) or can be non-lined and hemmed. 

The pattern offers the following options:

View A - plain shorties with a low/medium rise yoga waistband
View B - lace up shorties with a low/medium rise yoga waistband (for short and medium length only)
View C - long shorties with a high rise yoga waistband

Inseam information:

Short shorties: Petite 6.5 cm  / 2.5 IN  / Reg 7.5 cm / 3 IN Tall 8.5 cm / 3 3/8 IN 
Medium length shorties:  
Petite 13.25 cm  / 5 1/4 IN / Reg 15.25 cm / 6 IN /  Tall 17.25 cm / 6 3/4 IN
Long shorties: 
 Petite 20 cm  / 8 IN / Reg 23 cm / 9 1/16 IN / Tall 26 cm / 10 1/4 IN

Techniques to master: serging, working with lining, working with loops

This pattern is designed to get professionally looking garment using a standard sewing machine. 

Comes with a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and photos.


1. PDF tutorial with pictures (22 pages)
2. A4/Letter layered multisided  pattern in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL (33-36 pages)
3. A0/Copyshop layered multisized pattern in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL (2 pages) 
4. Projector multisized layered pattern with a calibration grid in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL
5. Facebook group support


The pdf pattern comes in US0-US30 sizes in PETITE, REGULAR and TALL height range.  


The pdf pattern is a beginner (2/10)  level and moderately easy to sew for a plain version of the shorties. The lace up version (4/10) can be challenging for a beginner so it might take a bit more time to finish the shorties.
Takes 2-3 hours to finish (time may vary depending on your skills, equipment and supplies).


Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 30-50% horizontal and vertical stretch and medium recovery like performance and swim fabrics.  Lightweight with the same amount of stretch lining fabric like tricot, swim lining and similar.

Long length

Main fabric- shorts and outer waistband
US 22-30 1.4 m / 1 1/2 yds 
US 8-20 0.7 m / 3/4 yd
US 0-6 0.6 m / 2/3 yds 

Lining fabric- shorts and inner waistband
US 22-30 1.1 m / 1 1/4 yds  
US 8-20  0.7 m / 3/4 yd
US 0-6 0.4 m / 1/2 yd 

Medium length 

Main fabric- shorts and outer waistband
US 22-30 1.1 m / 1 1/4 yds  
US 8-20 0.7 m / 3/4 yd
US 0-6 0.6 m / 2/3 yds

Lining fabric- shorts and inner waistband
US 22-30 0.9 m / 1 yd (facings can be cut with given yardage for these sizes) 
US 8-20 0.6 m / 2/3 yds
US 0-6 0.4 m / 1/2 yd

Short length 

Main fabric- shorts and outer waistband
US 22-30  0.9 m / 1 yd 
US 8-20 0.6 m / 2/3 yds
US 0-6 0.4 m / 1/2 yd

Lining fabric- shorts and inner waistband
US 22-30 3/4 -  0.9 m / 1 yd (facings can be cut with given yardage for these sizes) 
US 8-20 0.4 m / 1/2 yd
US 0-6 0.3 m / 1/3 yd 

Facings 0.3 m / 1/3 yd

Drawstrings and Loops 7-10 cm / 3-4 in



  1. 7-15 mm / 1/4-5/8 in wide clear or lightweight knitted elastic for stabilizing the waist equal to your waist measurement plus 10cm / 4 in

  2. Matching overlocker threads, preferably wooly nylon stretch overlocking thread or regular polyester thread 

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Our patterns come in extensive sizing range and each pattern offers Petite/Short, Regular and Tall options. All options included into the patterns.

We do not offer separate cup sizing for our knit patterns.

Cup sizes for different sizes you can find in the table below. The sizing letters refer to 'sewing cup size' which is measured as a difference between upper and full bust in inches. This cup sizing is different from bra cup sizing. As a general rule our patterns fit well majority of our customers without additional modifications. 


Full sizing guide for Women 

* Please note that some patterns have US0-US22 sizing included into the patterns. Check individual pattens to get that information. 

PETITE 152-160 cm /5 1” - 5 3”
REGULAR 162-170 cm / 5 4” - 5 6”
TALL 170-178 cm / 5 7” - 5 9”

More information: What is the difference between Petite, Regular and Tall

Sinclair patterns - PDF sewing sewing patterns sizing guide

Full sizing guide for Men 

SHORT 163-170 cm /5’4” - 5’7”
REG 173-180 cm / 5’8” - 5’11”
TALL 183-190 cm / 6’-6’3”
Sinclair Patterns Sizing guide for Mens patterns


Full sizing guide for children 

Our sewing patterns for children is are for 2 body types - Regular and Slim. Please note, that Regular and Slim sizing charts refer to the body type (vertical to horizontal measurements proportions) and not to the fit of the garment.

REGULAR sizing
Sizes A-R or D-R (check individual patterns for sizing)  
HEIGHT 56-164 cm / 22-64.6 in or 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 0 Months - 14 Years or 12 Months - 14 Years

SLIM sizing
Sizes D-R
HEIGHT 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 12 Months - 14 Years

Sinclair Patterns kids - sizing guide pdf sewing patterns

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This is a PDF pattern that is delivered as a downloadable file which you can further print at home, print at copyshop or use with your projector.
The files provided with the pattern are Read only. You cannot edit them.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat (free app) to open and print them.
You can use this pattern for your small home based sewing business, including manufacturing small batches of garments for sale.

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