Do It All Shorts

All summer. All day. DIAS

Design Features

First released in 1982, Patagonia® Baggies™ have been a summer staple for 40 years. Inspired by the classics, but with a modern shake, let DIAS be your next make. 🤙

  • Classic style outdoor shorts with regular rise and casual straight fit
  • Full length crotch gusset for range of motion and squat comfort
  • Deep hand pockets that won't flip out with an inner iPhone pocket
  • One or two back pockets with or without a secure snap flap
  • Drawcord and elastic waistband constructed to allow for future replacement

Garment Fit

DIAS are designed with a casual straight fit and standard rise. Compared to Patagonia® Baggies™, DIAS are slightly less baggy around the hips and thigh for a more trim shape. Referencing the photo gallery, I'm 6'0" tall, 170 lbs, 39" full-hip and wearing a size 40. I typically wear a men's medium. While a 5" inseam is standard, easily extend or short with included illustrated instructions for inseam and rise fit.

Body Measurements

The sewing pattern covers a wide range of sizes corresponding to XS to XXL. Full hip/seat is the main sizing measurement, the maximum horizontal circumference around hips and butt.

Body Measurement (inches) 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Full Hip (Seat) 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Pant-Waist 28-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 40-43 45-47
Mid Thigh 18.5 19.5 20.5 22.5 24.5 26.5

Sewing Skill Level - Confident Beginner

DIAS have been designed for confident beginners. Apparel can be intimidating so this base pattern is low complexity and uses modest materials. An optional welt pocket on the back of the shorts is provided for intermediate sewers and a household steam iron is recommended. While a beginner can make this project, familiarity with sewing and basic construction techniques is expected. Serging simplifies construction however an overcast stitch, french seams, or flat felled seams are alternative methods to finish raw edges.

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Complete step-by-step sewing instructions with detailed photos
  • Cut layout, materials, sizing recommendations, and custom fit adjustments
  • Comfort straight fit with six typical ready to wear sizes
  • Illustrated instructions for shortening or lengthening inseam and rise
  • Multiple PDF paper sizes for printing convenience
    • Print at home on 8.5x11 inch Letter or A4 sized paper
    • Print at office on 11x17 inch tabloid or A3 sized paper
    • Large format on one 36"x48" or A0 sized sheet
  • Recommended seam allowances included for all pattern panels and sizes
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Fabrics

For the classic look and feel, Supplex Nylon with durable water repellant (DWR) finish will make fast drying, sun protective, and long lasting shorts. Both Quest Outfitters and The Rainshed have a great selection of Supplex also generically known as taslan.

Lightweight stretch woven fabric with DWR and low spandex content are perfect for bouldering or trail riding. Check out 'Surfer' available at Discovery Fabrics.

Discovery Fabrics is graciously offering 10% off your order through July! Code: DIAS10

Discovery Fabrics
The Rainshed
Quest Outfitters
Material Recommended Length (Width)
Shell Fabric Supplex Nylon or Durable Stretch Woven, see trusted vendors 1.5 yd (58")
Fusible Interfacing Lightweight fusible interfacing such as Pellon PLF36 15" (15")
Waistband Elastic 1 inch wide 'non-roll' woven elastic Discovery Fabrics or The Rainshed Pant-waist circumference
Waistband Drawcord Salvaged cord, Flat cord or my preference... an old shoe lace 8-10" longer than pant-waist circumference
Snap Flap (Optional) Plastic KAM snap, velcro, or other fastener One per pocket
Suggested needle and thread pairing for this project is:
  • 🪡 Universal or Microtex 80/12 needles
  • 🧵 Gutermann All-Purpose (MARA 100) Tex 30 polyester thread.

2-ply Supplex makes great running or paddleboard shorts, but lighter colors like yellow tend to be a bit sheer. 4-ply is more durable and has a hand feel closer to the original Patagonia® Baggies™. High res comparison of fabric textures can be seen in Detailed Build Photos 👇🏽

Measured weight of shorts, all size medium by inseam and fabric type:
  • 7.5oz Patagonia Baggies 5" originals (4-ply Supplex)
  • 5.6oz black DIAS 7" (2-ply Supplex)
  • 4.9oz Patagonia Baggie Lights 6.5" (polyester)
  • 4.5oz blue DIAS 5" (Supplex Solarweave)
  • 3.5oz yellow DIAS 5" (2-ply Supplex)