Friday, 26 June 2015

KCW Day 4: Spotty Shorts for my Beach Babe


Hello, today I’m sharing what I made for day 4 of Kid's Clothes Week.

I actually had another project planned but I was looking for something and stumbled upon this little pair of shorts that I’d cut out a while ago and decided to sew them up. I wasn’t even quite sure what size I’d cut out but they looked about Isabelle’s size and she is in need of new shorts for Summer. (She’s grown out of some of my favourite handmade pairs which have been passed straight on to Pipi!)

The pattern is the Pixie Shorts pattern by Big Little and the fabric I used is a reversible tan and cream cotton linen blend from Miss Matatabi that originally used to make these shorts for me. (Yep I’m still trying to #sewmystash this KCW and have so far resisted the call of the fabric shop!)

Reversible you ask? See the photo below left… the other side is a pretty cute check/gingham print!

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I’m not entirely sure how this ties into the travel theme (I had planned to make a more ‘in theme’ top to go with them but simply ran out of time)… but think these are the perfect shorts to travel to the beach in. Also, in the inspiration post I did on the KCW blog I linked to the Pixie Shorts pattern as inspiration for little French bloomers… so there’s that too. While our Summer holiday sadly will not consist of holidaying in the South of France, it will involve camping by the sea at beautiful Mahia (see pic below); and I’m sure these little shorts will get a lot of wear then! (Bring on January 2016!)


Joining in with Kid's Clothes Week and Shorts on the line.

Click here for my day 1 post, here for my day 2 post and here for day 3.

Jen x


BigLittle said...

Go the pixie shorts! Xxx

Marina said...

Cute shorts and what a beautiful camping spot. Enjoy.....