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Strawberry Shorts!

Added May 24, 2016

by auschick

Centreville, Vir...

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Description

I had been lusting over the Clover Shorts pattern forever and when I got to test for Mouse House Creations last year, this was one of the patterns I selected as compensation. It still took me over another year to finally get around to sewing it up! They are oh so cute, I just LOVE them!!

I made a size 5 which was slightly bigger than my daughter’s measurements.

The piece for the tabs is the same size for all the sizes, so when I initially basted it on, it seemed too long for the shorts, so I cut it down by about 3/4". As as result, the sash, which is the same width for all the sizes, was too wide, but I think it works anyway. Gives it a cute bubble look.

Next time I think I will use a 1/4" seam to join the top of the waistband to the facing. I found it was a little snug for the elastic to fit in, and the elastic was kinda bulky on the outside. I also ran a 3/8" line of basting along the lower edge of the facing before pressing it. I might also add some interfacing to the facing and tabs next time too. One other thing I did was machine baste the waistband down before putting the elastic in. Once it was in, I top stitched and then removed the basting stitches. Next time I would use a different color basting thread LOL.

Material Notes

Koka Lee for JoAnn (premium quilting cotton), royal blue Kona

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Children
Garment Type
Shorts
Material
Cotton, Denim

Credits

Mouse House Creations

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    May 25, 2016, 06.09 AMby Maria Hayek

    They are sooo cute! Love your girl in them :)

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