I woke up this morning not having the faintest idea what I was going to sew for KCWC. As I was looking at my fabric stash while drinking my morning coffee, I decided to turn on the computer. Low and behold I had the most lovely e-mail from the fabulous Heidi of Elegance and Elephants, with her Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern attached! Talk about a fun present to wake up to.
Sometimes, timing is everything!
My mind was set. I have been eye-balling these shorts ever since the pattern was released a few weeks back. I love how chic, yet casual they are at the same time.
Made from a fabulous thrifted cranberry linen that I had just received the day before, these shorts were just screaming to be made for my eldest daughter.
The Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern can be made two ways – Classic Style, or Sailor Style with a traditional front button flap. In an effort to save time, I chose the classic style method. The only alteration I made on the pattern was to add a few belt-loops around the waist, so that I could include a rope tie. I just couldn’t resist.
The sizing was right on, with room to grow. Which is something I always value and love. To tell you the truth – this pattern really surprised me.
I thought it was going to be more difficult than it was. The shorts came together for me in under 2 hours, from pattern assembly to finished waistband. And considering it was the first time making it, that is not bad at all. Subsequent shorts made will be even less than that! I think Heidi really did a fantastic job on the pattern, and I will definitely be looking for more of her designs in the future.
These shorts are highly recommended!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!