Summer Lovin’

06-shortsSummer is finally here and that means one thing – it’s shorts weather! On Thursday Peek-a-boo pattern’s released a new pattern, Summer Lovin’ Shorts, and after seeing several people make them up, I couldn’t resist trying them too.

For my first pair, I used a floral French terry that I received in a Girl Charlie bargain lot sale earlier this year. I will admit, I didn’t initially like this fabric – it reminds me of a print that might be used in an elderly woman’s dressing gown, but I totally think it makes a fun pair of shorts!

As for the pattern – it’s totally easy. Because it doesn’t have a fitted waistband (this makes for a super comfy pair of shorts too), construction goes quickly (around an hour and a half to two hours, tops). In fact, this pattern is so easy, I definitely think a beginner could tackle this one (pockets and all) without any issues. As for the fit, I’m pretty pleased with that as well. I did find the rise a bit higher than what I would normally wear (but still under the belly button), but otherwise, I think it’s perfect.

I should also say that this pattern comes in 3 lengths: 4″, 6″, and 12″ inseam. Originally, I cut a 6″ inseam, but after putting it all together and trying it on, I just didn’t care for that length on me (especially in this print), so I trimmed it back to the 4″ size. I think going forward I’ll probably stick with this length.

And because it’s been awhile since I’ve done this, here’s a breakdown of this project by price:

Pattern: Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop‘s Summer Lovin’ Shorts (for women)

Fabric: Floral French Terry from Girl Charlee

Total Cost:

Pattern….. $8.50
Fabric……. $2.00
Notions…. stash

Total Cost $10.50

One thought on “Summer Lovin’

  1. Kathy

    I bought this pattern too. I’m glad to hear that you like it and that it is quick and easy. I’m going to make the long version, but in a solid.

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