Waves & Wild Adults Pause for Shorts - PDF sewing pattern


The Pause for Shorts pattern is a comfortable, low rise shorts pattern perfect for those ‘pause’ moments – whether that’s sleeping, lounging or beaching!

This pattern has a comfortable, relaxed fit. There are two lengths, pockets and the option to add a waist tie.

This pattern is suitable for beginners. Lightweight woven fabrics (e.g. viscose, silk, poplin, lawn or chambray) are perfect for The Pause for Shorts.

An overlocker/serger will create the neatest finish but importantly, a regular sewing machine is all you need for all options.

Skill level: Beginner

Size: XXS – 5XL

Important Info

This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: A print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern, a projector pattern and instructions. Files come in a zipped folder - extract the files to open and print using your system software.

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This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Refunds can not be given for purchases made in error due to the digital nature of PDF patterns.


Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.

Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.

Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric meaning you don’t have to print at all! 

The pattern is created in layers which allows you to simply print the layers (sizes) you need.