Friday, April 19, 2013

Bubble Shorts!!!

In case you had been hiding under a rock, I wanted to let you know that Heidi from Elegance and Elephants has released a pattern for her AH-MAZ-ING Bubble Shorts.  But it doesn't end there!!!  Not only does the pattern cover the classic bubble shorts that I fell in love with and used as inspiration for my PR&P 'Mo Squish Le' look, she has also included an equally adorable Sailor version.  You are getting two completely different shorts for the price of ONE pattern!!!
I tested the Classic - and I can confidently say that it is a comfortable beginner pattern.  You make casings for elastic at  the waist and the pockets and the rest is plain old attaching pieces together.  If you have a serger, I suggest using it for a clean finish - but even without one, you can finish off your seams with a zig zag or overlock stitch.  Heidi leads you through the pattern with detailed instructions and photographs that are easy to follow.  While the details on these are already so sweet with the pockets and little bow, there is plenty of room within this pattern for exploration of your own style - I would love to do a version with piping between the cuff and pocket and the pockets would look darling with embroidery.  This pattern can be made in EITHER knits or wovens - so the possibilities are endless!!!

Here are some pictures on baby girl...

Look at those toes - dancer maybe......

A little peek at the inner waist band where you get to use a contrasting fabric.  

For this pattern I used three Riley Blake fat quarters from the line 'Pieces of Hope'.  It seemed appropriate with April being Autism awareness month.  This fat quarter bundle was one the the prizes I won from Project Run and Play.

*I tested the Classic and have not yet sewn up the Sailor Style - it will certainly be slightly more difficult with button holes and bias tape binding, but Heidi's instructions are very clear and easy to follow!!

What are you waiting for - GO GET THAT PATTERN ;o)


  1. Adorable. And I love how long they are, a good length. I have the hardest time with long enough shorts on my 6 year old, she has the longest legs!

  2. CUTE!!!! Will have to put that on my pattern wish list :-)
    Brenda at

  3. Thank you so much for this post, Suzanne! You're amazing and have such a gift not only as a seamstress and as a photographer! And your sweet girl just couldn't be any cuter. :)