My last project for this round of Kids Clothes Week – Bubble Pocket Shorts, pattern by Elegance & Elephants!
After seeing a pair pop up on Craftiness is Not Optional earlier last week and then Homemade by Jill singing the praises of this pattern as well, I knew I had to pick it up and get on it fast! Here in SoCal we’ve already had a few shorts-worthy weather days and after digging out last summer’s shorts to find them ALL too small, well let’s just say we are now is desperation mode for comfy shorts. I had just enough of the super-soft dark lightweight denim left over from the Sailboat Pants and I used a couple scraps of a Robert Kaufman print (Caleb Gray’s “Groove” prints) for the waistband facing. I adore that print… I’ve sewn bucket hats for the chickadees and PJ pants for some friends’ Christmas gifts from those prints, but I’m totally hoarding the rest of it!
Official verdict: these shorts are so flippin’ cute! They sewed up like a dream and very quickly also. I will be honest though, in that I had to finish them up on Monday. Sunday afternoon hit us, gorgeous weather, and the Hubs put work aside so we all got out of the house pronto!
I will most certainly be making more of these fun shorts very soon!