Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zip Flip

I just couldn't resist trying a different "Flip" of the Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern.  The shorts are adorable, functional, and pretty easy to sew up.

I thought zippers would be an interesting addition to the pockets so I tried it out.  The way I attached them is probably not the most professional way to do it so I didn't photograph the process.  I basically just folded the assembled side panels about 4 inches down from the top and topstiched them onto the zippers, then topstitched the pockets to the other side the zipper (after I had gathered them with a basting stitch to fit the panel).  I tried to keep the zippers visible because I liked the pink color with the blue pockets.  Then followed the pattern instructions for the rest.  After thinking about how to make this better, I probably should have added bias tape to the top of the pockets for a cleaner look. 

I combined left over fabric from the other flipped shorts I made and also from the butterfly romper to make these.  I like how they match the other two items so the girls can coordinate outfits but not be exactly the same.  See below - we were outside trying to catch the rain :)

Of course she thought the zippers were pretty cool to play with and I didn't have to worry about her loosing all the tiny toys she threw in the pockets.

 One last pic that made me smile....


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    1. I can't believe I caught a photo of a hug - plus no one got pushed into the puddle after! :)

  2. You are our ZIPPER HERO {we are still trying to master them}!!! What a neat idea! And, that last picture is just priceless :)....

    1. thanks, I'm still figuring out zippers too!

  3. Love the color tone of your flip. It screams "summer"!