Hoops and bubbles on repeat
It’s my niece’s 3rd birthday today and I’ve made her another pair of Bubble Pockets Shorts and a Hoops T-shirt. Miss F has just grown out of the first two Hoops T-shirts which were originally Miss B’s. Hand-me-downs are alive and well in our family!
Miss A has been modelling her cousins Bubble Pockets Shorts again… I still think these pockets are awesome!
Pattern: Bubble Pocket Shorts from Elegance and Elephants – Classic Version
Fabric: Light weight denim, red & white spot poplin (from Spotlight) and a cherry print quilting cotton (remnant from Amitie).
Alterations: I eliminated the front tie. I also altered the waistband facing (removed 3 cms) and cuffs (removed 2 cms) as they were too long.
The Hoops T-shirt is from Ottobre 3/2012. Everytime I make this t-shirt I do something slightly different with the sleeves. This version has a gather at the at top of the sleeve head and a matching gather at the sleeve hem.
My stripe matching was good, but not perfect, which is because I used my overlocker to do the side seams rather than my sewing machine’s walking foot. In my opinion, walking foots are the bees knees when it comes to stripe matching (as previously raved about here).
Pattern: Hoops T-shirt is from Ottobre 3/2012
Size: 116cm with the length of 122cm
Fabric: Hilco Campan Knit (97% cotton and 3% elastane) from Earthgirl Fabrics (sold out).
Alterations: This version has a gather at the at top of the sleeve head and a matching gather at the sleeve hem.
And a final word… I’m still not done with either of these patterns yet!