Bubble Pocket Shorts : Shorts on the Line

The Shorts on the Line series is back! Seriously is it that time of year already?

I’ve been keen on these shorts for a while, then I saw these ones Jenny made and I was completely sold. I skipped straight over to Elegance & Elephants and bought the pattern.

It’s been a long time since I sewed a garment for either of my girls. Anna is a fairly petite kid for her age so I made the 3/4T size. Unfortunately they only just fit 🙁 I guess since I last sewed for her she has gone up a size! She will probably be out of them by the time summer rolls around, but luckily Lucy is waiting in the wings for all Anna’s size 3-4 clothes. And I have lots of spare fabric so I can make a size 5.

The fabrics I chose are a shot cotton in charcoal from my local store, and a contrasting aqua herringbone that I had left overs of after using it to back a quilt. They are a great combo and I love the hidden detail of the contrasting inner waistband.

I made a conscious decision to sew with  a solid fabric because I find that I’m often drawn to prints. Sometimes good wardrobe basics just need to be simple so they can be teamed with printed tees and accessories, and I hope these shorts will be a great basic for the girls this upcoming summer.

I sewed these up at a sewing get together with some friends. Amazing how much quicker a project is when you can sew without the distractions at home!

I’m really glad I invested in this pattern and I can see myself making several more pairs, both for my girls and also as gifts for friends.

This post is part of the Shorts on the Line sewalong.  Shorts on the Line 2014 is sponsored by: Britex FabricsHawthorne Threadsmiss matatabi, and Soak Wash.  Hosted by imagine gnatssmall + friendly, and Kollabora.

13 thoughts on “Bubble Pocket Shorts : Shorts on the Line

  1. Thanks so much for the mention, Ros! Your shorts are so sweet – love that aqua herringbone fabric! I, like you have been trying to sew a few more solids too! Thinking I might try and join in with shorts on the line, we'll see 🙂

  2. They look great Ros. I can see even if you made the elastic looser they wouldn't be big enough. Lucky you have another gorgeous girl to wear them!!

    I love this pattern. I think I might need to try it too!

  3. Seriously love! I love this pattern and although I promised myself I will not be buying any more patterns this year (Ha! I know, right?) I might just have to break the promise.. the aqua contrast is really great here. PS am I still a non reply? Not sure what is going on with my settings

  4. love these. i know what you mean about being drawn to prints instead of solid colours so i am trying to do the same thing. otherwise too many prints dont match!

  5. I nearly bought this pattern too, but as my girl is a size 8, ( this pattern only goes up to eight), I need to look for a pattern with a larger size range to make it worthwhile buying. Anyone know of one?

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