I did not originally plan to share a tutorial for these shorts. But I had such a positive response, I thought maybe someone else might like to make a pair? To make a tutorial, I had to sew up a second pair of shorts so I could take photos of the steps. This time I decided to try two different fabrics. I used On Point Minty and Straws in Minty from the Simpatico fabric line by Cloud 9.
(Confession: I bought the On Point Minty fabric to recover my ironing board, so Christine will be matching my ironing board when we wears these. Is that weird?)
To make these shorts you will need:
1/2 yard fabric for a 12-18 months size
1" wide elastic
Pattern for 12-18 month size can be downloaded HERE
CUT FABRIC: You will cut 4 short pieces (2 for the front and 2 for the back) 2 waistband pieces, and one circle. To cut the peplum piece you will need to fold your fabric in fourths. (Like Dana does HERE in her circle skirt).
STEP FOUR: Turn your waistband right side out (print on the outside, seams on the inside) and fold it in half lengthwise so the raw edges are together.
After you have sewn your sandwich, it will look like this.
STEP SEVEN: Finish the edge of the peplum. I used my rolled hem foot. But you could also turn the edge over by 1/4 inch.
STEP EIGHT: Hem the shorts. Simply, fold over 1/4" then another 1/4" (so the raw edges are enclosed) then sew along the folded edge.