I made this pattern in sizes 4 and 7. The pattern only goes up to size 5, so I graded up and added two inches to the bottom. Grading was quite easy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow, clear instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pockets. So cute! And this is a nice quick pattern to sew.
I used a linen blend. Linen stretches a lot on the bias, and these shorts are bound with bias binding. I had originally used linen for the binding, but it stretched to much and the gathered bloomer effect disappeared. So I had to rip it out. In the end I used quilting cotton for the binding which worked well.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I graded up two sizes, but also added some length to the larger size.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! So cute! And very easy. The kids really like them too, and they are comfortable in hot weather.
Love these shorts! Cute and fun to sew.