Sunday, 6 November 2011

30 Minute Shorts...


Here are my shorts created with the 30 Minute Shorts pattern, purchased from Create HOPE Designs. Create HOPE Designs are an organisation raising funds to help orphans and their communities. 100% of all funds raised go towards funding this cause. As their patterns are downloadable PDFs, there is no overhead and so you know that all monies are helping children in need, from around the world.

Create Hope Designs

The 30 Minute Shorts pattern, costing only $5US, has been created by Lily Bird Studio, one of ten women who have donated their patterns to Create HOPE Designs. The pattern is quick and easy to follow, fitting sizes 3 months to 8 years of age. There are lots of photos included with the clear and easy to follow instructions.

I added the contrasting waistband to the shorts, as I wanted to match the cuffs and to add just a little extra length to the shorts. The contrasting fabric is Rush Hour, by Alexander Henry.



Kristy, over at Hopeful Threads, is having a fun sew-along for the month of November, using patterns purchased from Create HOPE Designs. You can purchase patterns here and here. Head on over to Hopeful Threads to see what you could win by participating.






sew with heart 3 by Hopeful Threads, on Flickr

22 comments:

  1. PAM!!! They are great!!!! My little guy would love the fun print you used as trim too! Thank you so much for participating! You are my very first submission! Email me your address, I have a little "thank you" I'd love to send your way! :)

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  2. Pam - The shorts are so cute! The "Rush Hour" fabric fits perfectly with the denim.
    I will have to check Create Hope Designs out. I always look for good patterns and it will be a great way to give back.

    Hope you have a great day :).
    Take care,
    Tanya

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  3. What a cute pair of shorts! Love the fabric you used for the trim!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Those are adroable Pam. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link to your post. I know you have it under links, but who knows to look there or who knows you joined it? I would like for other newbie to know about the party too. Thanks.

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  5. Very nice! I love the fabric... very cute for a little boy!

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  6. I love these shorts! The waistband and hem band are a great touch. I would love to sew some shorts for walking around the house but I am still avoiding sewing any type of pants. Too much frustration from the past due to fitting issues...

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  7. those are cute! Thanks for sharing about such a neat organization

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  8. Hello - I saw you over at DebbieDoo's Newbie party ... I love what you are doing. I actually live in Honduras and we sometimes have sewing classes with the girls/young women here. Come visit me sometime and also, check out my other blogs. Here is today's post http://robinlynnsroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/creativity.html
    - btw, new follower!

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  9. They are great and wow so quick to do! I also loved the bag and retro pillow you did recently, keep up your amazing work, Karima.

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  10. Very sweet shorts Pam, I love the contrast fabric you chose!

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  11. These are great, and the pattern and the Create HOPE project sound wonderful. I'll download it now as my sewing is all about shorts right now!

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  12. They are great love the different fabrics. Going to go look at the pattern from Create H.O.P.E Designs that sounds like such a wonderful ides. xx

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  13. So cute! Love the contrasting waistband and cuffs.

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  14. Woah! These are so cute. You've got me curious about those patterns. Off to check them out now- Thanks.

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  15. Those are adorable. I need to get some leggins made for my oldest daughter, and I love how you did the top of your shorts. Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  16. Great fabric! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your contrasting fabrics! And how cool that this pattern supports a cause. Thank you for sharing this.

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  18. Thanks for linking up at Sew n Tell Saturday Pam. I hope to see you soon. What a nice idea for a charity. It would be nice to sew things and send them to orphans too.Justine @
     Sew Country Chick

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  19. adorable! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  20. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

    A mommy's life... with a touch of yellow
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing on Thingamajig Thursday!

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  22. Pam those shorts came out so cute and adorable and I especially love the contrasting waist band. Very clever!

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