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Natalie’s Class Picnic Shorts

Natalie's Class Picnic Shorts - Noodlehead

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.

Natalie's Class Picnic Shorts - Noodlehead

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.

Natalie's Class Picnic Shorts - Noodlehead

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.

Natalie's Class Picnic Shorts - Noodlehead

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.

Pattern: Class Picnic Shorts by Oliver + S
Fabric: Indah Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics and Yarn Dyed Essex by Robert Kaufman

Natalie's Class Picnic Shorts - Noodlehead


6 thoughts on “Natalie’s Class Picnic Shorts

  1. gail says:

    those are awesome! great fabrics. i love that pattern, i’m glad you went for it!

  2. kristin says:

    ack, anna, i love these! perfect fabrics. oh man you just reminded me of how great this pattern is and now i want to sew another pair! so good.

  3. rachel says:

    These are really, really good! Quite possibly my favs ever! So well done!

  4. Laurel says:

    These are so good!!! I literally just had this pattern out last week…wanted to sew the blouse and shorts but chickened out with all the cutting. Now, I’m thinking I need to go for it!

  5. brianne says:

    I love how her cute personality shines through in these pics. Super duper cute shorts!

  6. lieslgibson says:

    They turned out beautifully!

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