Laney and I have something SUPER EXCITING to share with you today. I’m practically bursting.
We made a pattern! EEEEEEE!
May I proudly introduce the Tap Shorts Pattern.
Laney and I have always had a soft spot for high-waisted shorts. They somehow manage to be both retro and modern at the same time. Plus what could be more perfect to pair with this summer’s crop top trend?
To put our personal touch on this classic silhouette we’ve drafted three variations. The first has angled front seams to enhance your curves. I love this view because it so versatile. You can add piping to highlight the style lines, play with stripe placement, or even color block the panels with complimenting fabrics.
View B plays on the same angles to visually nip in your waist, but this time with deep pleats. These pleats look great in crisp linens or really any fabric with body and a nice press.
Finally, View C is designed for those interested in a classic look or just leaving their shirts untucked. This variation trades the fancy front style lines for a classic fly zip and angled side pockets.
All views also include optional single welt back pockets. The three views utilize a variety of techniques to match a range of skill levels. View A and B are perfect for the beginner sewist while View C and optional single welt back pockets are appropriate for an intermediate sewer. Because Laney and I are both self-taught makers we worked hard to write comprehensive step by step instructions with clear illustrations. We’ve snuck in many of our favorite techniques to share with you and help give your garments a ready to wear finish. Check out our brand spankin new web shop for more details.
If you haven’t had enough Tap Shorts ( and I hope you haven’t because I’ve made an obscene number of these during the pattern drafting process) check out the Tap Short Tour that kicks off Thursday. We had so many amazing pattern testers agree to participate, my biased opinion is that it will be stinkin fabulous.
Tap Short Tour
Thursday, June 12th: Heather at Closet Case Files
Friday, June 13th: Ping at Peneloping
Saturday, June 14th: Jenny at Cashmerette
Monday, June 16th: Mary at Idle Fancy
Wednesday, June 18th: Sarah at Grey’s Fabric and Notions
Thursday, June 19th: Jennifer at Workroom Social
Friday, June 20th: Kelli at True Bias
Saturday, June 21st: Mary at Young, Broke, and Fabulous
Sunday, June 22nd: T at Uandmii
Tuesday, June 24th: MacKenzie at Some Real Things
Well I think that’s it for now. Check back next week for more details about a Tap Short Sew-a-Long.
I believe this is going to be a truly amazing summer with so many new indie pattern releases.
Happy sewing everyone!