It's summertime and what do we wear? Shorts!
Poor BK has only a few pairs that fit her so when I was asked by Carla if I would be interested in posting as part of the Shorts On The Line series that she and Rachael host, it was a no brainer.
Pattern: Ottobre Design Summer 2012 #26 "Hula Hoop Bubble Shorts"
fabric: Lisette Twill (spring 2011) for the shorts and a quilting cotton for the belt, both from Jo-ann Fabrics originally but have been languishing in my stash;)
mods: Added a fabric belt
I love the shape of these shorts! They are reminiscent of a favorite pattern of mine (Oliver + S Puppet Show) that BK outgrew a couple of years ago.
The Hula Hoop shorts have an elastic waistband, belt loops, mock fly, 2 pleats on each side of the front, side pockets with elastic at the top, and elastic casings at the hems. I'll probably go back and loosen the elastic around the legs as they are a little snug on my muscular little girl.
All in all, I really like them as does BK. I'll be sewing this pattern up again...perhaps in some hot pink Lisette twill I've been hoarding!
And don't forget to check out the rest of the guest posts for plenty of shorts inspiration: