Monday 9 September 2013

30 Minute Shorts...

All the garments in this post are made with the 30 Minute Shorts pattern, from Create HOPE Designs. The fact that I've used the pattern so many times, speaks for itself. This is a good, basic PDF pattern to have in your stash. It's perfect for those new to sewing and makes a great starting point for experienced seamstresses.

The first time I used the 30 Minute Shorts pattern, was to make the denim shorts above. I added the contrasting waistband, both for the effect and to add a little, extra length.... love Rush Hour, by Alexandra Henry!

Yes, these bloomers were also made using the same pattern. I simply made them from a thinner fabric and added shirring to the legs. If you'd like a bit of a laugh, you can read about bloomers in my youth.

The Christmas outfit; shorts, appliquéd t-shirt and flower hair ties, is one I loved. Sadly, the little recipient didn't feel the same way. She wore the shorts on Christmas day, but was not keen on them. Who knows why! Kids are funny like that. Almost two years later, she still wears the hair ties, though.

It was easy to add the little pleats and ribbon, giving a different look, with little effort.

Another Christmas outfit, with an appliquéd t-shirt. This time I made the shorts a lot longer, in fact, too long at the time, but Little Mister didn't care. This pair has proved to be very popular and were worn until they no longer fitted.

A recent gift and a pair which I adore... love the contrast of the large polka dots with the denim.

The 30 Minute Shorts, by Lily Bird Studio, are available from Create HOPE Designs, with all proceeds supporting orphans and their communities... guilt free shopping and at $5 USD, a bargain.

Hopeful Threads

... Pam


  1. The short that little recipient was not too keen on... they are my fav :)

  2. What a great series of pants! It's nice how you can change details using the same pattern!!
    MammaNene@ SergerPepper

  3. Awesome shorts! So versatile.


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