Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Also NOT for KCW: Elegance & Elephants Bubble Shorts Pattern Test

I was asked a couple of week's ago to test the very lovely Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern from Elegance and Elephants.  I finished my version and then went away for work and haven't got around to blogging this until now.  While I didn't make these in Kid's Clothes Week, the post is at least a perfect fit for the theme :)

Bubble Shorts - Hands in Pockets

I ummed and ahhed a bit about whether to put my hand up to pattern test this one.  Mostly because I live in Tasmania, where we are hurtling rapidly towards winter and I wasn't sure of how much longevity this make would have (despite being in Australia, we don't really have a need for shorts in the Tassie winter!).  However, I found a fabric I thought would be perfect, and I think she could wear these with a pair of navy tights over our winter too!

I previously tested the Ruffle Top pattern from E&E and was delighted to find the Bubble Pocket Shorts are just as well thought out and constructed.  It's a lovely pattern with two variations - one is the classic (which I made) and the other is a sailor style front which is super super super cute.  I chose to make the classic only because I was short on time (going away for work) and they are ridiculously quick to sew.  Even with pattern tracing and so on I think they only took me about 3 hours or so.

Bubble Shorts - Tummy

I made them from a blue seersucker which has darker blue pears all over it.  I accented the front with a red bow to break up the print a little.  I love this picture - I asked her to "pull her top up a little to show me the whole of the shorts" hahahaha.

Another winner from E&E - she says they are comfortable (as evidenced from the picture below) and she really likes the pockets.  She said something vague about them not being like other shorts - I think she feels the pocket fullness and bow make them more appealing like a skirt which is awesome news for those of us who struggle to encourage our kids into trousers and shorts!

Bubble Shorts - Upside down

A great compromise between her preferred skirt and the more practical shorts - necessary when there is a lot of this sort of thing going on!

3 comments:

  1. I saw this post when I was on my holidays and wanted to leave you a comment but my phone annoyingly wouldnt let me.

    Those shorts are ADORABLE. I struggle to get Ellie into shorts but you are right these might just be the fellows to change her mind.

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    1. They are very cute! I can't believe the pears fabric was from Spotlight :)

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  2. LOVE THEM! off to pin the pattern right now. Best shorts ever I say.

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