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Bubble Pocket Shorts Pattern

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern is available for purchase HERE.

Loose-fitting elastic waisted shorts featuring cuffed leg openings and elasticized bubble side pockets.  Classic style is easy-to-make with a front tied bow, while the Sailor style offers six functioning buttons and mitered corner bias tape enclosed inside edges for a clean, professional-looking finish.  Sailor style also has adjustable elastic waistband.  Both styles feature a contrasting inside waistband.

  • 42 page PDF document
  • full colour photographs and diagrams
  • numbered, step-by-step instructions
  • confident beginner (Classic style) - intermediate (Sailor style) skill level
  • prints on both standard 8.5X11" and A4 paper
  • includes both imperial and metric measurements
  • full-size pattern pages (11 pages)
  • seam allowances included
  • no serger needed
  • sizes 6 months to 8 years included
  • instantly delivered to your Paypal account e-mail once payment processed

View Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern testers' photos here.

The Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern has been updated to include more sizes, layers, and more!*
Purchase the new Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern  HERE.
*please note the updated pattern no longer includes the Sailor option. 

54 comments on "Bubble Pocket Shorts Pattern "
  1. Yeah!!!! Congratulations on your beautiful pattern!!!!

    1. Thanks, Tone! And thanks for your testing help!

  2. Hi! I would love to have this pattern but I don´t have a paypal card. Is there any other way of buying it?

  3. So these work with both knit and woven fabrics? Looking at your tester photos it seems like you had people do both... Just checking! :)

    1. Yes, they do work with knits, too, Jenni, although I recommend wovens in the pattern (since they're a bit easier to work with). Here's a link to the knit ones I made last year:

  4. I would like to purchase the pattern as well and I do not have a paypal account!

  5. Lovely pattern. I am making them as part of the Kids Clothes Week. Just made a start on them today :-)

  6. These are the sweetest shorts! Great job, I'm so glad I found you.

  7. Shorts done and I am super pleased with them! Thanks for the pattern. I have put pictures on my blog and in the KCW flickr pool :-)

  8. I love the look of this pattern, but daughter is 11 and although skinny, I don't think she'd fit into an 8. How difficult do you think it is to size this pattern up? Thanks in advance for any info.

  9. This pattern has to be the greatest short pattern I have ever seen!!

  10. Just made the classic shorts in a pink and white chevron. Absolutely the most adorable shorts I've ever seen. Not difficult ... took a few hours but so well worth it.

  11. Really enjoyed making this pattern up. Love the end result. Just posted about it on my blog if you want to check it out.

  12. Any chance you could make this into a bigger size? Like 10 or 12? Or could you help me extend it if I buy it?
    I LOVE the pattern!

    1. Yes, I think I can help you. E-mail me at eleganceandelephants(at)(gmail)(dot)com

  13. Just made these a couple different ways for the Flip this Pattern series. One is with ruffles instead of pockets and the other is with cargo pockets for a boy! The details are on my blog:

    Thanks for the great pattern!

  14. What do you think is a fair price to sell a completed pair of shorts? I am honestly horrible at pricing my items to sell, especially when a friend asks me. LOL

    1. Not too sure, but I know another customer is selling her ready-made Bubble Pocket Shorts for $35. Hope that helps!

  15. I've bought it and payed it wit pay pal ... can you send it to me ... Thank you !! It is lovely !!!!

  16. I can't wait to use this pattern! I just bought it. Yay!! I've hd my eye on these shorts for a long time! They are just adorable!! :)

  17. I just made up my first pairs of bubble shorts - what a cute pattern. But I did notice that the waistband measurements and the leg cuffs for both sizes I made (6m/12m and 7/8) were way too long and I had to shorten them all. I may have made a mistake but I double checked all measurements. I just wanted to let you know. Cheers, Amanda

  18. I made this pattern and the waistband and leg band measurements for 3/4 are wrong too. I had to cut about 3cm off the waistband pieces and 4cm off each leg band. Perhaps you could update your measurement charts and issue a correction to people who have bought the pattern - it would save time and stress.

  19. I really want this pattern in a 10 please!

  20. Hello, I would like to buy this pattern, I live in the Netherlands my email is I don't have PayPal.

  21. these are adorable!! on my to do list!!:)

  22. Hi. I would like to know if it is still possible to buy the bubble pocket shorts pattern with the sailor option ? Thanks.

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  25. Lovely pattern. I am making them as part of the Kids Clothes Week. Just made a start on them today :-)


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