I should be blogging about Summer Dress#2 (I’m already on number 4), yet I am still working on the action pictures (more challenging that the actual sewing, believe me …).
So, instead, I’ll show you the most requested piece for the summer season: the bubble shorts.
This one are from P&M and it’s adorable (in my opinion, of course).
It’s called Léon (french name, for sure) and although I wouldn’t rated it as an easy pattern (lots of pieces and step-by-step instructions), it does come together quite nicely (note: the instructions are in french, but there’re lots of drawings to take you along the process).
These shorts took me a bit over 2 hours from start to finish, but I did skip the hem tab shown in the pattern and I still need to do the buttonholes (the buttons are just sewn in because we were rushing out the door …).
The main fabric is from Jennifer Paganelli’s Happy Land collection (this one is Claudia in Midnight) and the turquoise dots were from my stash (I think it’s the Children at Play collection from Sarah Jane, but I may be just guessing).
For the top I used the Maddie pattern from Sis Boom (I got a fb 50% pdf sale and got the mother and daughter versions, lol) and a White Swiss Dot Voile from my stash (again, I’m guessing it was from Chez Ami) which was truly a nightmare to work with (it kept getting tucked in my needle every 5 segs …). Yet, it’s lovely and perfect for hot summer days (I have used it before and can’t remember it being so difficult to work it. Maybe I am over-reacting and I was sewing in the wee small hours of the morning).
The top pattern is really lovely, with clear step-by-step instructions and cute butterfly sleeves. I’ll be using it again soon (with a different type of fabric, of course).
Summer always feels better with shorts and tops, don’t you think?
I already have a second pair on the making and I just need to add a matching top (any suggestions? For this one will be made using a baby pink chambray, lol).