Jul 21, 2015

Sew Quick Shorts

Hi There,

It's summer time and that means dresses, tank tops and above all things SHORTS.

Today's post is about my favorite Shorts Patterns so far.  Here they are in No particular Order


Made for Mermaids 





his pattern comes in size 6 months- 14 years. This is such a sweet pattern that will quickly become a staple in your daughter's wardrobe or in your boutique! The Lucy shorts are easy woven shorts with an elastic casing at top. The curved sides and ruffles make them unique while being easy enough for a beginner sewer. Use different trims, lace, add buttons or bows details.

** Rumor Mill tells me that a Women's Pattern is currently in the works**


Phoebe wearing a Made for Mermaids Alyssa Top Paired with Lucy Shorts. Fabric is by Tutti Frutti





Violette Field Threads


The Allie short are simply adorable with two options, Flat Front Shorts or attached with bow and ruffles that extend down the shorts leg.  The shorts have an option to be fully lined and have an elastic back waistband for room to grow. Pattern also includes the blouse shown.


These shorts I made using the Allie Flat Panal Shorts pattern. There is an option to make them without the bow which is great for a quick sew without frills.






The Kate can be a Dress or Top! They both feature a sweet scalloped apron and adjustable strap closure.  The Kate Dress also has a fun skirt panel to mix and match fabrics.  Kate also includes a pattern for ruffle shorts that are perfect when paired with the Top.

For me this shorts and very similar to the Made for Mermaids Lucy Ruffle shorts but are slightly longer inseam. I have yet to make these shorts I have only compared the printed patterns. if you are on a budget this might be a good way to go, as it includes a top/dress and  the above shorts.



Striped Swallow Designs



 Soon to be summer staple for your little one, the Coachella Shorts are low-rise and feature an adorable trim detail -- there are so many different trim options that you can get a unique look each time you make them. Just change up the trim and voila!! These perfect-for-summer shorts are trendy, comfy and so much fun!

The Coachella Shorts come in sizes 6 months - 12 years
**Women's size pattern also available for Purchase here**.


My Current project I am working on is a pair of women's Adult Coachella Shorts for a friend. In my opinion these run true to size. I wear a Womens size 8-10 and made myself a medium and they fit great. 

There is also a slim fit option for fabrics without drape such as heavy wovens or denim

Hope you enjoyed my mini reviews