Box Pleat Hack of The Rose Bubble shorts: Tutorial

 

I really wanted to try to hack the new Rose Bubble Shorts and do a box pleat version.  I am loving the look!

For those who wants to give it a go, here is the tutorial:

You will need:

-Fabric (I used Orange 100% cotton)

– Your front shorts pieces

Are you ready?

Here we go!

BOX PLEATS TUTORIAL

  1. Follow step 1 of the pattern tutorial to transfer all your pattern markings

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2. Working on the wrong side of the front short pieces, follow step 2 of the pattern tutorial to baste your pleats in each marking.

Here is how the wrong side should look like.

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Here is how the right side should look like.

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3. To create an open box pleat you want to press the pleats flat from the back. Baste them in place.

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YAY! You are done!

4. Continue with step 4 of the pattern tutorial to finish the shorts! When you are done with the tutorial, your shorts should look like this!

Love the look!!!

 

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NEW RELEASE: The Rose Bubble Shorts

It’s been a busy summer here at BSD. Summertime is always my favorite season to design for.  Being a Florida girl, I often forget that it gets cold in other parts of the globe.  I live in a place with beautiful beaches and endless sunshine. When we decided to do a woven shorts pattern, we knew we wanted something classic that would still have all the elements you have come to love from Bella Sunshine pdf sewing patterns.  That is how the Rose Bubble Shorts were born.

The Rose Bubble Shorts – Sizes 6 Months to Girls 12

From the pleat detailing to the pockets edges with optional trim, these shorts encompass all the design elements you come to expect from BSD. The classic bubble shape gives such a youthful look that your girl will love to wear all summer.  The leg binding hides the seams that can sometimes irritate delicate skin. And the extra ease in the bum gives plenty of room if you happen to be mom to a little one that wears cloth diapers. I love that the front waistline is flat, but the back has elastic which makes fitting easy. The moment my daughter saw these for the first time she begged me to let her wear them all day.  And I can see why.  The Rose Bubble Shorts are simply adorable.

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer! Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer! Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer! Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer! Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Can I take a minute here to cry about how big my oldest is getting? I swear she looks more and more grown up every single day! It kills me.

Now, I can’t ignore that these shorts have been a team effort. If you are in any way involved with BSD over social media, you have probably noticed a new face around. Mgeni of Sansahash has joined our team as a associate designer. She played a crucial part in this design, and her daughter Sansa totally rocked these shorts.

Mgeni has some AMAZING designs she is currently working on for the fall.  She’s been my creative crush for a long time, so I am overjoyed that we are finally working together on a permanent basis.

My testers did a great job as per usual. You would never know that testing has ended because my testers are still making shorts like mad. They said their kids are addicted. I guess that’s a sign of a great pattern right? Here are a few photos from my amazing testers.

Here’s the Rose Bubble Shorts paired with our Vintage Grace Dress & Top:

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

And several people paired them with our Felicity Dress & Top:

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But most importantly, these shorts can keep up with your active child and still look great!
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Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!
Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Seriously, how amazing are these shorts?!? Even more amazing is what a steal they are for release week.  The Rose Bubble Shorts are now on sale for only $5.00. But hurry, the sale price ends on Monday, July 4th at midnight EST. You don’t want to miss out!

XOXO,

Melissa

P.S. – If you loved the top that my Isabella had on (which was also featured in a few of the tester photos), you are in luck! Just keep your eyes peeled next week. 😉