Repeat patterns are getting the work out.
My sewing time is pretty sparse these days so not too much experimenting with new patterns.
Puppet Show shorts are always a winner with my girls. The bloomy style means they get a lot of wear from them.
These are the size 5.
(In the larger size of the pattern, the smaller size is way too small, people OS must have super small nappies for their babies)
I sewed them up in a 1/2 m remnant I picked up ins Spotters ($2)?
It is a linen/cotton mix and was a bit scratchy but after washing it in Softly it has settled and Tilly has skin like a rhino so it doesn't bother her.
I only buy remnants now if I have a use for them and I give myself a deadline to use it.
Too much of anything is not a good thing and I have way too much fabric.
I like a flat front on elastic shorts so I used this method.
I also added a lace trim to the pocket, my lace is pre-gathered with elastic so I just poked it under the binding.
If the lace is flat, add it when you gather the top of the pocket.
I very much like the pockets.
They (the shorts) are very comfy.
I wore them to the Coonalpyn show.
They are good for the jumpy castle.
Tilly is wearing them with her size 2T Puppet Show tunic, it was a bit snug but she desperately wanted to wear it one last time.
It has since transferred to Trixie's wardrobe.
Tilly has requested another Puppet Show tunic, if I make the 5 she should still be wearing it when she leaves school...
I have a step by step tutorial for a sturdy Puppet Show tunic/dress here
Thanks for reading, as always.