I’m so pleased to have had another opportunity to test a ModKid* pattern! My prior experiences with both the Leilani Romper/Dress and Wren Dress and Crop Top have been great. I’ve also purchased the Annika Sweater but haven’t had a chance to review it.
Back to my latest review of the newly released Spring Break* Shorts. I love them and more importantly Miss Socialite wants more! The shorts come in sizes 2T-8/9 for girls and 10-18 for teens and feature 3 views; straight, slanted gathers and narrow ruffle hemmed.
I chose to sew View B with the slanted gathers. I used seersucker, mainly because it’s what I had in my stash, and I’m so glad I did. To add a little visual interest I cut the main shorts on the grain but the ruffle against the grain. These shorts would also be great with a pom pom or lace trim at the hem.
As usual the pattern instructions were clear and these sewed up really quickly. I don’t typically sew shorts in the order included but I followed them for the sake of testing and it worked fine. You say po-ta-to, I say pot-tat-to.
Either woven or knit fabrics will work for these shorts and since they take about of yard of 45″ fabric, they are great scrap buster. Views B and C could be great for colorblocking and pattern matching.
Needless to say I will be sewing several more of these out of a variety of fabrics. Miss Socialite will have all of the views just in time for summer. Mr. Cool may get a few of View A for sleeping shorts as well. As long as he doesn’t know they came from a girls pattern, it’ll be fine.
To celebrate the new release that includes the Brynn Open Back Top as well as the Spring Break Shorts ModKid is offering 40% off thru 7pm EST this evening (4.12.18). This discount is off your TOTAL purchase so you can save on any ModKid* pattern! Simply use the code SPRING2018 at checkout.
Pattern: ModKid* Spring Break Shorts
Pattern Description: This pattern includes 3 views of shorts: View A is a simple boxer-style short, View B features a large angled ruffle up the side of the leg, and View C features a narrow hem ruffle that overlaps at the front like tulip petals. All versions include inseam pockets and can be sewn with wovens or knits.
Sizing: Girls 2T-8/9, Teens 10-18
Fabric Used: Seersucker from Fabric Mart
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: multiple views, length, ease of sew
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None
Would I sew it again? Yes! She needs a couple in each view.
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely
Conclusion: Easy to sew and age appropriate length shorts.
*Please note that this link is an affiliate link, but my review reflects only my honest opinions. I was provided this pattern for free in return for my feedback as a pattern tester.