Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shorts Weather

Now that the weather is getting warmer around here I have been thinking about what types of items I am going to sew the girls. There are summer dresses, tank tops, skirts, and shorts floating around in my head and this past week I knew I just needed to get started on something. It will be HOT before we know it and I want to be ready.

Originally, when I fished these fabrics out of remnant bins at my local fabric stores, I had another garment in mind. I though the
Oliver + S Hopscotch Dress would look darling in the polka dot and the aqua blue would be a perfect match for the neck binding. Once I got home I realized that I had nowhere near enough fabric for the dress and I would be stretching it with the short sleeve shirt version. I thought about what other patterns I had wanted to make and remembered the Lil Blue Boo Perfect Shorts.

Now, I love Ashely, her blog and all of the Lil Blue Boo patterns but I am still a little weary of sewing with knits. I am lucky enough to have a serger and have not had an extra difficult time sewing with them but I am still always a little nervous.

These shorts were so easy to sew it is almost embarrassing to say that I was worried. I had these cut out and finished in less than 30 minutes for each pair. There are a total of 5 pieces for these shorts and only 7 seams to sew. I cut a 24 month/2T out for my daughter M who is 22 months old and a 3T for my daughter A who is 3 years old. Both of these shorts fit the girls great and will be a staple around our house for the summer. I still have some of this fabric left over so I might be making these as gifts for a couple of little girls I know.




  1. Oh my goodness! I just love that fun fabric! Great job on the cute shorts! Yay for shorts weather!!

  2. Love those dots! Knits still make me nervous too, but I'm always happy when I give it a try.

  3. I am loving the bright polka dots! So cute!

  4. reminds me of the good ol' days! nice job!