I go to bed at night thinking about it.
When I wake up in the morning, I think about it.
When I hang out the laundry, I think about it.
Even when I'm listening to the radio hoping my name will be drawn for tickets to see The Stones, I think about it.
Bubble Shorts, Bubble Shorts, Bubble Shorts. 24 hours a day.
The 'Flip This Pattern' has given me a new challenge!
Whenever I get stuck on a pattern or a technique or need an idea or maybe just some inspiration I refer to Oliver + S patterns.
I just love the O+S Puppet Show shorts pattern which coincidentally looks somewhat like the Bubble Shorts. So I dug out the pattern and looked it over and got an idea.
For the Bubble Shorts this time around, I used a light grey linen-look fabric that was lightweight but "heavy" on the polyester. They'll be a no-iron pair of shorts.
I decided to make the Bubble Shorts pocket look similar to the Puppet Show shorts using a solid band at the top of the pocket instead of elastic. It was constructed the same way as on the O+S pattern.
The pockets turned out just fine. Big and poofy!
For the cuff, I used a bias strip pattern piece similar to the one in the O+S pattern. It fit and worked perfectly. However if the fabric was thicker, this technique may not work well at all. This fabric happens to be very thin.
This time around I added a full waistband with a facing as opposed to a waistband facing.
.... I need to make at least one more pair of Bubble Shorts.
Part 4 of 4 tomorrow.