Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gathered Pocket Shorts

I finally completed my second pair of shorts for Short-on-the-Line.  

When I saw the 
Puppet Show Short from Oliver+S that Jess from Craftiness is not Optional did for the 2013 Spring KCWC (shown below) I knew I had to make them. 

Photo from CINO
Aren't they cute! I can't afford the oliver + s patterns on my sewing budget, so I got creative and did a knock-off. I have never seen the pattern or a completed pair of shorts using the pattern in person so I am sure these are nothing like the real thing but they are good enough for me. 

I am working on the tutorial with the 2T pattern and hopefully I will be able to post it tomorrow. For now here is the completed product.

They are kind of a cross between the puppet show shorts and the bottom of the overalls I used to make the pattern. Now looking at the Oliver+S shorts I see that the legs are not as gathered as I thought. Oh-well I think they are cute anyway.

For a little detail at the waist, I decided to add the fake drawstring tie using a twill tape and the fabric is a denim blue poplin. 

Isn't this flag shirt fun. I used a tutorial from Our Good Life to make it. It took me about about 15 minute to make. The tutorial is a no sew however I found it easier to sew with the sewing machine then to battle with fusible tape. 

Stop by soon for the gathered pocket shorts pattern and tutorial. 

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