I’ve had these Class Picnic Shorts (pattern by Oliver + S) on the radar for quite a while. My friends Gail and Kristin both have made them and they always look so put together, a step up from a basic pair of shorts for sure.
I spent quite a while tracing the pattern for both of my girls. Hopefully I’ll get to making Emily’s soon. If you’re like me, it seems like getting things traced and fabric picked is half the battle. Even though it takes a bit of time for the initial set up, the shorts cut out really quickly and weren’t too terribly time consuming to sew either. They went together so smoothly and I made sure to be extra cautious for my main parts of the shorts to ensure that they were mirror image. Because there isn’t a true right or wrong side to this main fabric that was something I had to make sure to think through carefully as I was sewing.
The accent fabric is part of the Indah Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics. I’m super excited about their collections. The colors are so great and I love the abstract designs. In fact, I’m almost done with the quilt I started that uses them. I really like how it came together.
Anyway, trying to sneak as much summer sewing as I can while it’s still shorts weather! This summer has been a hot one here so I have a feeling fall is going to be warm for quite a while, too.