Patterns for Pirates has released their two newest patterns, the Linen Loungers (for women) and the Little Loungers (for kids). These two patterns are going to be a staple in your sewing. With the options of curved hem or cuffed hem shorts, bermuda length shorts, capris or pants this is a year round pattern.
I tested both the women’s and kids versions. The first pairs I made were in a linen. Capri length for me, bermuda length for Cupcake.
The comfortable elastic waistband is finished with topstitching to give it a professional looking finish. There are two pocket options; slat pockets (picture above) for patch pockets.
Cupcake got a pair in the bermuda length and she loves the pockets! There might have been a rock hiding in her pocket during our photoshoot.
Not to be left out, Pumpkin wanted a pair of shorts, too. So I found this funky animal print linen and whipped up two pairs of shorts. The elastic waist is great for the kids, so they don’t have to mess with buttons or closures. There is a faux fly option, too, if you want them to look like they have a zipper.
These are the cuffed hem shorts and I added a back pocket because a girl needs pockets.
Pumpkin loves having matching shorts with her sister. And animal prints are her jam.
I also sewed myself a pair of cuffed shorts out of a remnant of rayon I found at Joann’s. For this pair I used the yoga waistband in a Supplex instead of the elastic waistband. It makes for one very comfy, but cute, pair of shorts.
Of course I needed pockets, too.
You can use any drapey, woven fabric for these Loungers, so you can have a lot of fun with the options. When it’s not 90 degrees outside I’ll have to whip up a pair of pants. I’m also planning on adding a few pairs of pants to the girls’ fall/winter wardrobe in a chambray (since they don’t like to wear jeans).
And if you have little boys the Little Loungers will work for them, too! Some of the testers sewed up some boy versions and they turned out great!
Pick up either pattern (or both in a bundle) today! (on sale through Sunday, the 23rd)