Saturday 23 February 2019

Sew Japanese - Unicorn Bubble Shorts

My last bit of Japanese pattern sewing that happened in January was another pair of the bubble shorts (pattern "S" Girl's Sassy Clothes by Yuki Araki).

This is a gorgeous little pattern that I'd first made back in 2013 in the smallest size, size 90cm. Jump ahead a few years and I was up to the largest size, size 130cm

The first ones had been made in a lightweight denim chambray:

And they were ridiculously cute!

The weight of the unicorn chambray leftovers (from this dress) reminded me of those shorts and so I jumped in to make another pair.

These ones were created entirely from the stash and so I made do with a bit of navy flat cord for the pocket drawstrings.

It turned out I even had the pattern already traced in the largest size. It's essentially the same pattern as the base for the skort which I've made here, here and as shorts here. The navy shorts and the Nani Iro skort were the size 130, so I was ready to cut straight away.

They're not the quickest shorts due to all the gathering and binding, but they come together very nicely and they're super cute.

I'm feeling very virtuous with all this stash sewing. I've managed to completely use up a good few cuts of long stashed fabric and only added two new pieces of fabric thus far. So long as I'm ahead in the out vs in then I feel like I'm winning. 

Pattern: Shorts: "S" from this book
Size: 130cm
Mods: none
Fabric: printed lightweight denim chambray from Spotlight (via stash)
T-shirt: Oliver + S School bus from back here


  1. These shorts are awesome! I especially like that the book is called 'Girl's Sassy Clothes' - we all need some sassy clothes. And congrats on the stash busting too!

    1. Ha ha, thanks. I really need to get my Japanese keyboard sorted so I can copy the exact book title not some approximate translation. But yeah, Sassy clothes are cute, especially on punky little girls.

  2. They are so cute and A looks just as happy in them.

  3. Love those shorts (and we did for a long time and now another little girl is loving them)


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