Making shorts in April is jumping the gun by about three months around these parts, but here you have them: Oliver + S Class Picnic shorts.
I bought the pattern for the blouse (made here), but then saw a few versions of the shorts in the Oliver + S Flickr pool that were made up in all one fabric, and I really liked that look. And sorry to bore everyone with this fabric again, but I’m trying to make a few bottoms that she can wear with everything, hence all the chambray. I told you I overused it!
In fact, I got a little tired of looking at the chambray while sewing these, so I decided to go bold with olive green top-stitching. I used the triple straight stitch to make the green stand out a bit, and added a little pop of green inside the waistband.
Speaking of sewing these, mistakes were made. The pattern was flawless and wonderful, as Oliver + S patterns always are, but I managed to sew my two panels as mirror images rather than opposites, which made sewing them right sides together pretty much impossible. So 13 steps into the pattern I had to cut out four new pattern pieces and start over, because there was no way I was taking a seam ripper to all that triple top-stitching. Word of warning: when working with fabric that doesn’t have an obvious right and wrong side, pay very close attention to how you’re sewing things together!
Anyway, I pressed on and I’m glad I did – normally I would’ve quit for the night after a ridiculous mistake like that, but it’s KCWC!
Yep, it was all worth it in the end. Look at that faux fly!!
Pattern: Oliver + S Class Picnic Shorts, size 2T (made with an adjustable waistband)
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Carolina Chambray in Light Indigo Washed, and Lizzy House’s Hello Pilgrim Pearl Bracelet in Green
Up next: probably more blue stuff.