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.
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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