Saturday, August 16, 2014

Prefontaine Shorts


the Prefontaine Short (pattern from here)! Only the cutest shorts ever! These were made specifically for lounging and for pajama wearing. I made them both out of heather Ross fabrics; one is from adult pj pants and the other (the strawberries) are from the Briar Rose line. Both fabrics are sooo soft and beautiful in person. Both are a SIZE 5 and I used store bought dbl fold bias tape.

I modified the waist band by folding it down 1/4" then again 1.75". I used 1.5" wide elastic and then sewed the elastic to the shorts over the folded down fabric (see a few photos down). It makes the rise shorter which is what I was going for. Kind of makes the pockets useless or super tiny but these are pj shorts anyway. As for the pattern instructions...um.....they could have been better. They lacked enough photos; I am a visual person. I am a very experienced sewer and these made me think too much. I had to draw pictures on the sides of the instructions just so the next time I made them I'd know exactly what to do (I also had never constructed anything the way these are constructed). I wish she had asked me to test them because I would have been very vocal about the lack of pictures to walk you through. Otherwise I LOVE these shorts and will be making more. I might make myself the adult ones!
*I used gold elastic from Joanns on Ava's (see below). This elastic is wider than Emily's so I probably turned the fabric over 2" rather than 1.75". I also (as you can see above) had trouble with my row spacing on both!).

3 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

The shorts are adorable and that last photo of the girls is priceless!

Corinnea said...

I love these! Now I want to go make shorts! Those girls are gorgeous!

kristin said...

have been meaning to get around to commenting on these forever - not only are they adorable but i REALLY appreciate your honest pattern review! you're right - for someone that sews a lot with patterns and without, a simple pair of shorts shouldn't trip you up. kind of my thoughts with that cardi i just posted. anyway thanks. :*

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