Thursday, June 6, 2013

Bubble Shorts: Part 2 of 4

Now that I have the Bubble Shorts pattern traced and I have time to sew I can try another version for
Flip This Pattern

Having decided the side pieces made a perfect template to try out different pocket ideas.

For these shorts, I used a dark blue (almost black) chambray and instead of bubble pockets, made pockets that could be tied into a bow.

I drafted  the pocket into a shape that looks like this.

Next, cut a total of 4 pieces, stitching two (RS together) starting at the side of the curve, going all around down to the keyhole and out again to the other side but leaving the long sides and bottom open to turn right side out to press.

Then I basted the bottom of the pocket and spread the gathers evenly across the bottom and stitched in place to the side pieces along the bottom and sides.

Next, I assembled the shorts the same as before stitching the front and back to the sides making a large circle.

 This time around I knew to cut the waistband down to 14 1/2" (37cm) and the cuffs to 16" (40cm).

The shorts turned out perfectly and I just love how the bow-tie pockets turned out. Cute, cute, cute.

I'm having lots of fun "flipping" this pattern. The ideas are coming fast and furious.

So I will make another pair just as soon as I can the housework done.

Part 3 of Bubble Shorts tomorrow.

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  1. You are so funny with your fast and furious ideas! Great idea on the knot concept....and I love how both pairs of shorts can be worn with so many different combinations of tops!

  2. Again, these pockets are adorable. I can see doing the same shape with a contrast fabric on one side too. Such great ideas!

  3. I love the way you're changing up the pockets! Can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeves.:)

  4. I just loooooove what you did with the pockets! So creative!

  5. Deb, I love your pocket ties!!

  6. This is so, so clever. I just love the bows. I think I have to copy!