I’ve got a short and sweet blog for you today! I was just looking through my photos for ones to upload and I realized that I didn’t actually take many at all to show the construction of these shorts! I actually chose this Bubbla shorts pattern from The Eli Monster for one of my local sewing classes, but I wanted to make up samples to show during the class. This meant Rosie got some new shorts!
The construction is slightly elevated from that of basic shorts. These have a simple elasticated waist, where the waist seam is just folded over twice to make a channel for the elastic. The legs are then gathered and have a band attached to create that bubble look. I batch cut three pairs out for Rosie and stitched them up doing the same step on all three. Constructing them this way meant that I could get three pairs made up in less than 2 hours.
The only thing that I changed up on each pair, was the way that the seams were finished. Because I knew that we would be using basic sewing machines in class, I didn’t want to finish all three with my serger as I would be demonstrating other seam finishes. I chose to use pinking shears on one pair and then a zig zag stitch along the raw edge on another.
These fit Rosie perfectly and she loves them so much. She is now at the age where she understands that I made them and will ask for the shorts that “Mama made”, which absolutely melts my heart! I made her a size 2T and squeezed each pair out of less than half a yard of fabric. I have matching shirts planned for the shorts too so stay tuned on a blog about those too!
Pirate fabric is from Fabricworm.
Flamingo fabric was sent over to us from Rosie’s Grandma.
Geometric fabric is Art Gallery Fabrics. I managed to squeeze these ones out of a small remnant piece.