Tap Shorts by Katy & Laney Patterns
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Tap Shorts Pattern


The Tap Shorts Pattern is our personal twist on a classic silhouette.

View A features angled front seams to enhance your curves while view B achieves similar style lines with deep pleats. View C is designed for those interested in a classic look with front fly zip and angled side pockets.

The three short variations included in this PDF utilize a variety of techniques to match a range of skill levels. View A and B are perfect for the beginner sewist while View C and optional single welt back pockets are appropriate for an intermediate sewer. As self-taught makers we understand the value of comprehensive step by step instructions with clear illustrations. We’ve snuck in many of our favorite techniques to share with you and help give your garments a ready to wear finish.


View A – 18 pages

View B – 18 pages

View C – 30 pages

Instructions – 33 pages


Bottom-weight fabrics such as linen, denim, heavyweight cotton, gabardine, twill, poplin, or our personal favorite upholstery fabric. Pocket lining for front C and back 2 require lighter fabrics such as cotton voile or muslin.


Interfacing (see size chart), thread. FRONT A & B: 12 in/30 cm invisible zipper. FRONT A: 1 1/4 yard (1.1m) twill
tape. FRONT C: 9 in (23 cm) zipper, hook and bar fastener.


Front A & B with Back 1: Beginner.  Front A, B, or C with Back 2: Intermediate.

Due to the digital delivery of the patterns all sales are final; Katy & Laney Patterns is unable to accept returns, exchanges or provide refunds.

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