AD Challenge: Simply Sweats and Shorts by Dandelions n' Dungarees

I am
sewso excited to be blogging about the current Aspiring Designer's Challenge. Thanks for joining us.

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I don't know about you, but sometimes outfitting my kids can seem a bit overwhelming. I love them to wear hand made and they love to wear it, but sometimes I run out of time, and we end up at a Big Box Store. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop as much as the next gal, but my fabric
hoardstash MIGHT BE out of control. And I should mention I live with the modesty police and a lot of girls' shorts on the market are not long enough to suit her. And so Simply Sweats and Shorts was born.

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There are a few things I love about this pattern:
1. It's a Quick Sew--there are only 3 pieces for shorts and capris and only 5 for our cuffed pants version.
2. It's a Quick Sew--with sizes NB-24M, 2T-7 Unisex, and 8-16 Tween Girls.
3. Did I mention it's a Quick Sew?


These fun little pants go easily from playground...


to the playroom.

  Pants-Nikki B-5  

They are suitable for your dancer...


or your gymnast.


They are mother tested and kid approved.


These cuties can be made with sweatshirt knit (make sure it has a little stretch), French terry, jersey, cotton Lycra, and upcycled T-shirts (in the smaller sizes).

Our more adventurous seamstresses tried stretch twill and flannel.

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The covered elastic waistband really stays up on even the most active fashionista or dapper dude!


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Available in unisex pattern sizes NB-24 months...

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Unisex Child Sizes 2T to 7....


and sizes 8-16 for our lovely tween girls. Rock On!


Thank you to our amazing testers. Photo credit in order of appearance: Bethany, Brianna, Nikki, Essence, Nell, Melissa, April, Holly, Lindsay, Tammy, Jamie, and Mary.

You can score your copy in our etsy shop and it is on sale for just $5 for the next week!

Want to win your copy?