Free Shorts Update: New Horizons Portlander Pattern

Portlander Shorts 5

At the end of May, I presented my Portlander pants and shorts version on my blog (HERE). Below is a glimpse of my lace version.

Portlander Shorts and Daphne Top 7

The pattern wasn’t yet official, and now it’s here! If you already bought the Portlander Pants pattern from New Horizons Designs, this update will be added to your pattern…for FREE. If you haven’t bought the pant pattern, you’ll now have pants (that I LIVE in) and shorts on sale for $7 through 6/17. Both the pants and shorts have options for pockets and drawstrings; and the shorts use a simple and comfortable yoga-style waistband. It couldn’t get better!

The Look

If you want the super slim look (like my above lace version), you can follow the line drawn for the pants. I prefer no pockets on the slim versions and pockets on the looser styles. For the looser fit, like my newest version, grade the bottom of the shorts out one size. I measured XS and sewed a S at the bottom of the shorts to get this look:


The fabric I used for my newest version is listed as stretch denim from Love Adore Knits and is really a rayon spandex terry blend, which makes it perfect for comfort. These are the kind of shorts you can wear all day and then refuse to take off at night 😉


That top? This is also a New Horizons Design pattern called the Bali Blouse. The front has that gorgeous curved yoke, and the back is an open inverted “V,” which I adore. What I love even more is that you can’t even tell that it’s open if I tuck it in. So, while you’re grabbing the Portlanders update, you might as well add this gem to your capsule as well!

Portlander Shorts 6


Disclaimer: The pattern links in this post are affiliate links. I am affiliated with most of the pattern companies I test for, and this in no way shapes my response or promotion. I only test for companies I respect and only share patterns I adore!



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