Thursday, 27 November 2014

Rabbit Rabbit Creations Endless Summer Collection: The Bucket Shorts

I am really excited about the new Bucket Shorts pattern by Rabbit Rabbit Creations!  As you know I am a regular tester for Rabbit Rabbit, but this pattern got the big thumbs up from my two boys and Mr 12 (my step-son) as well.  As a result my sewing machine was running that week. I did a couple of different colour combinations of fabrics so you can see just how different they can look

My first pair was for Mr 2.  I did a stash dive and came up with some lovely blue drill and a stripy remanent of cotton duck that really popped next to it.  I really liked the stripes, but haven’t used it so far as it the piece was too small for a pair of pants, but for shorts, awesome.  For this pair I used the stripy fabric for the waistband and side panels and the royal blue for the pockets and main panels.

Next came Mr 7.  There was never any doubt about which colour combination I was going to use.  He is all about green and navy.  I picked a heavy navy drill for the main parts, a lighter blue drill for the pockets and green for the side panels and waistband.  Mr 7 is in love!  He insisted on wearing them every day for the first week (lots of overnight washin


Mr 12 proved to be a bit more of a challenge and the stash did not provide an easy solution, so off to Lincraft I went.  Luckily there was a sale on.  I really wanted to find something that a teenager (or nearly teenager about to start high school) would want to wear.  I was pleased to find some skull and cross bone camo that I felt struck the right note and paired it with some Khaki broadcloth.  For his pair I used the camo for the main panels and side panels and the broad cloth for the pockets and waistband.  My instincts must have been good, as when he saw them his response was “cool” which I think is high praise from a tweenager!

The two bigger boys both reported that the shorts were really comfy, and the little man didn’t want to take his off, so a win all around I think!  The Rabbit Rabbit Bucket shorts pattern comes in size 1 to 12 and is available now.

Happy sewing!  :)

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