Barton Shorts

Size Guide

The easy-sew, easy-fit, easy-wear Barton Shorts are summer's best friend! A drawer full of these wouldn't be too many. Beat the heat - throw them on over a swimsuit at the beach, or to go for a jog, or for playing with kids in the backyard. You can even make some as the perfect sleep shorts.

Barton has a straight hemmed view and a curved hem version for lace trim or bias tape finishing. Both styles have separate pattern pieces for 3" and 5" finished inseams.

And pockets. Because of course pockets!

Barton features: 

  • Wide elastic waistband sits between navel and waist
  • Side seam pockets
  • Two inseam lengths
  • Two styles - hemmed or trimmed!
  • For light- to medium-weight woven fabrics 


Women's XXS-3X (hips 33-55")

The Barton Shorts pattern file includes:

  • 12 pages of illustrated instructions, including extensive directions for personalizing fit
  • 42 pages of printable pattern pieces, with a print list so you print only what you need for your desired length, style, and size and a copy shop file with pages formatted for 36" wide or A0 size
  • Layered pattern files so you can print only the sizes you want or use with a projector


Instant Download

This is a PDF Sewing pattern - you will only receive links to download the pattern to print at home. Nothing will be mailed to you unless you choose to add a large format print, in which case a 36 inch wide sheet with the pattern pieces printed on it will be shipped to you; you will still need to refer to the PDF for the instructions. 

All Blank Slate Patterns print on both US and A4 paper and include standard and metric measurements.

Sizing Information
Women’s patterns are drafted for a height of 5'6" and a C cup (smaller half of letter size range) or D cup (larger half of letter size range) and cover the following range of body measurements

High bust 28-49 inches, 71-124cm
Bust 31-53 inches, 79-135cm (with instructions for pattern specific full bust adjustments)
Waist 24-48 inches, 61-122cm
Hips 34-55 inches, 86-149cm

For specific measurements for any women's pattern, please check the pattern listing. 

Below is the sizing guide I use when designing children's patterns. Please note that these measurements refer to your child, not to any measurements on the finished pattern.

Make sure to check the specific pattern you're interested in for which sizes are included. 
Children's sizes, Blank Slate Patterns sewing patterns