Oh, let me tell you about this Prefontaine shorts pattern by Made with Moxie! Well, I guess you can tell by the looks of it, I sewed up three pair. There’s a reason for that: they are addicting! I kept thinking of fabric combinations, and pulling from my scraps and finding more reasons to make them. ( I actually have a fourth pair on the sewing table right now 😉
I have nicknamed these shorts in my own little world, the scrappy shorts. Why? I found I could use scraps instead of yardage for these! You know those scraps you have laying around that you can’t bear to part with because you love them so much, but probably have thought in your head you will never be able to use them for something reasonable…. you know those scraps? Well, guess what, you can use them with these shorts!
I’ll show you what I mean:
I made a Fringed Hobo Bag from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches a few years back and had some of this gorgeous Tula Pink Parisville fabric left over. The interior of the bag is the main fabric of the shorts and the exterior of the bag I used for all the accent pieces!
I love the ability to personalize a pattern. With all the fabric options and bias tape options, the potential for cuteness and individuality is exciting! The polka dot bias tape I used here was purchased at an etsy shop. I couldn’t find the actual shop anymore, but found a few shops that make custom bias tape. You can find those on my Pinterest Board.
Another fun addition to these shorts is the double bias tape. I sewed on the yellow first, and then added the polka dot right on top of it. I love how the yellow pops now, and again, a custom feature that you can work in to any design! Make it yours!
Ha! This little bony girl can’t keep a straight face. I even had her brother on the side blowing bubbles (can you see it next to her leg?) to keep her distracted but as you can see, it didn’t work 🙂 She loves the shorts and they are easy to run and play in. I see a lot of future school days in these shorts!
Here are the flip sides of each of the pairs
You can purchase the Prefontaine Shorts Pattern HERE, It’s a digital download, with only 6 pages to print! Yay! If you are leery of digital PDF patterns, just follow my handy dandy tutorial: Tips and Tricks to Piecing PDF Patterns, and you’ll be an expert in no time!
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