May 15, 2013

I have had a few fails in a row with sewing projects for myself so I decided to do some sewing for my children to have a few successes in the mix.  I saw these shorts made by a few other bloggers during the kids clothing week and knew that I needed to make them for my daughter.

Pattern: Bubble Pocket Shorts by Elegance and Elephants

Materials Used: Cotton Liberty Lifestyle Fabric

Sizing: I cut a size 3T/4T for my 3 yr old and it fits really well.

Changes Made: I didn’t make any intentional changes, but not all of my pieces matched up in the end so I had to adjust those as I went.  I have no idea if it was a cutting error on my part or a problem with the pattern.  In the end it wasn’t a big deal though.

The Good:  So adorable.  I love the sailor style and buttons on the pattern.  My daughter is obsessed with the pockets.  Pretty sure we will be wearing these a lot this summer.

The Bad: Like I mentioned above not all of my pieces matched up perfectly.  I will let you know after I make them again if that was user error or not.  Also they are pretty time consuming for a kids short.  Think lots and lots of button holes.

Conclusion:  Adorable pattern.  I will make them again for sure.  In fact I already have some vintage fabric that I picked up at a yard sale set aside for them.  Next time I think that I will make the regular version without the buttons and adjustable waistband to make them a quicker sew.

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  • Reply Tasha Early May 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Thanks for the review! I bought this pattern during KCW, but haven’t gotten around to using it yet.

  • Reply katherine h May 15, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    These are too cute! I want some for me!

  • Reply lisa g. May 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    so cute! what kid wouldn’t love those pockets?!

  • Reply laurabehindthehedgerow May 16, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    I recently made a pair of treasure pocket shorts for my son (from the book Sewing for Boys). It has the same effect with the side bubbly pockets but without the buttonholes. I think I may have to adapt this for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration – these are so cute!

  • Reply Sew Brunswick May 16, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    So damn cute! I love the look of pockets in kids clothes but I hate them when I do the washing and what seems like a whole sandpit comes out of them…

  • Reply poppykettle May 16, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    what gorgeous little shorts! She looks wonderful in them 🙂

  • Reply Clio May 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Adorable! I love the frenetic print. Clearly, little girl is happy with them, too.

  • Reply gingermakes May 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    These are adorable! She looks like she loves wearing them!

  • Reply crystalpleats May 20, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I am so drawn to the pockets on these shorts.

  • Reply Rian Krommenhoek June 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    They are so cute. I just wish kids stayed smaller longer so that it was worth all the effort.

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