Today we have Theresa here sharing her review of the newly released shorts pattern by Bobkin, the Blue Jays. I have made these myself and LOVE them. Seriously, run - don't walk to get some of these for the littles in your life. Oh and as a little incentive, use the code PATTERNREV to order the pattern HERE for $3 off! (offer good until June 22) And if that isn't enough, make sure to enter the giveaway below to win a copy of the pattern!
My name is Theresa. I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom. I have six amazing children and am hoping that at least one of them inherits my love of sewing! I taught myself to sew about two years ago and sew every free moment that I get. I enjoy testing patterns and writing reviews. This week, I had the pleasure of making The Blue Jays Summer Shorts by Bobkin Designs. I was very excited to try a pattern by a designer I have never tried before and for such adorable shorts too!!
The tutorial/pattern downloaded and printed easily. The pattern pieces matched up perfectly and are color-coded for each of the different sizes for easy cutting. A measurement chart is given, as well as instructions on how to achieve a custom fit. My finished garment measurements match the charts measurements exactly. The tutorial is very thorough, clear, and easy to follow with detailed instructions. Color photos are included to aid in the understanding of the instructions. The pattern runs true to size. It has a comfortable elastic waist with belt loops and a belt. The legs are gathered and have a cuff. I love that they have a gathered look without elastic in the legs. My daughter is very sensitive and does not like elastic on her legs. She loves these shorts!
These shorts are so versatile. They look cute styled casually with a summery t-shirt or tank, or they would also look great paired with a blouse for a more dressy style.
I only used one fabric for my pair, but these shorts can be made with more if you use different coordinating and contrasting fabrics for the shorts, waist, belt loops, belt and leg cuffs. You can get creative with your fabrics! My next pair are going to be in linen paired with a pretty classic sleeve blouse!