confetti shorts

These are party shorts.


I'm not sure why I am so attracted to this busy print (it is very different that what I'd typically choose), but when I saw the fat quarter at the fabric store, I was mesmerized.  Anyone know what it is called?  I don't have a selvage.

After seeing a ruffly version of the Class Picnic shorts pattern at Siestas and Sewing, I really wanted to make a pair.  Problem was, I don't have the Class Picnic pattern (yet).  And I didn't want to wait to get started (I'm so impatient).  So I hacked my own pattern using the Puppet Show short pattern that I love so much as a guide.   I can show you how, if you're interested, as there is a second pair in the works.

Anyway, the shorts are pretty crazy, but also pretty fun.  Just like Ruby.

19 comments:

Christy said...

i love them! would love to know how you did it! :-)

Emmy said...

Il est magnifique!!

Jessica said...

So cute Jill! I really thought they were legit class picnics. I have a denim pair cut out, but I might have to try a ruffle version after that!

Melinda said...

Absolutely adorable shorts. Yes, please show us how! I think the fabric is from the Dragonfly collection by Exclusively Quilters.

kristin said...

Hmmm now THIS is a good idea! I have the puppet show pattern but not the class picnic one...you're now tempting me to do a double hack too!

jenny said...

I also would love to see how you did it!! You are so talented and I love seeing your works.

Emily said...

Those are adorable!

Rochelle Barlow said...

These are just the cutest things! I love that fabric and the color of the ruffles. I wish I wasn't too old to wear those! My daughter hates shorts but, I know she'd wear these every day if she could!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

that print is awesome! love the pink with it!

Mama Bear said...

Adorable! YES! Please show how!!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

I'm DYING to make these! Please show us! I just have to say Jill that I get so excited everytime you post a sewing project because I love every single one and it gets me wanting to sew!!

just jayma said...

OOh, I love these!! Tell us how you did it!! =)

Margaret from Canada said...

Oh my, these really are party shorts! I still haven't learned how to sew but I love visiting your site to brighten my day! It's cloudy and rainy where I live, so that definitely called for a visit to Homemade By Jill.

Have a great day!

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robin said...

how awesome are you, i never would have guessed you didn't actually have the pattern! they are super fabulous. ;)

Jill said...

Your blog was the first blog I ever traveled through- been inspired ever since!
Well done balancing your gift with your Mommy-ing!

If you ever get the itch to read about someone who reads about you, I would adore a drop by:
skiptomylouandroo.blogspot.com
Changing the world! ;-)

Cheers and Thank you for continuing to inspire.

Cami said...

Jill, I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it! I'm pregnant with a baby girl and would love to see her in this cuttest outfits you make. Since I can't sew I'm here to beg you: when are you going to open an Etsy store????? Please???

Camila

Elle Sees said...

I can't sew diddly squiddly, but love seeing it.

Anonymous said...

Of course I have to make these RIGHT NOW for my baby's party. So, bring on the tutorial before make a hack job out of it :)