Jun 3, 2015

Canadian Pattern Tour - Starfish Shorts

Today I am joining in on the Canadian Pattern Designers Tour!  The tour is being hosted by the wonderful Ula of Lulu & Celeste, she has done a really amazing job organizing this tour to showcase patterns by Canadian designers.  The tour will be going on all month and it will feature 10 different pattern designers, all from Canada, and there will be tons of coupon codes and giveaways.  There is also a link up with three huge prizes up for grabs!  Make sure you check it all out...but first, let me show you what I made!

First up in the tour is Gracious Threads (you can learn more about Jess, the woman behind gracious threads here).  I got to sew up the Gracious Threads Starfish Shorts and they turned out so cute!

The starfish shorts are a knee length short with and elastic waist and a drawstring front.  They have some cute cargo style pockets with a decorative button on the sides.  They look adorable on my girl, but would totally work for boys too!

When I had the chance to sign up for a pattern on the tour, I immediately signed up for these shorts!  We have really hot summers here so shorts are a staple, and I am always on the look out for cute shorts patterns.  This pattern certainly did not disappoint!

The pattern is professionally drafted with really great photos and instructions that are easy to follow.  They are a really quick sew and the fit is spot on!  I sewed them up in some Riley Blake Saltwater fabric I had left over from this skirt, those seahorses will be perfect for summer!

The pattern comes in sizes 2-12.  I really love them for my 2 year old! The drawstring in the front is functional and helps to keep the shorts up, but with the elastic back she can still dress herself and doesn't have to mess with the tie.  She isn't quite ready for buttons either, but the buttons on the side are just a cute decorative touch, the pockets open at the very top so she is able to fill those up with all her treasures.

To celebrate the Pattern Tour, Gracious Threads is offering a coupon code!  You can recieve 15% your purchase from her shop using the code CANADATOUR and that code will be good through June 8th.  So if you have been eyeing and Gracious Threads patterns, go grab them now!

Jess is also giving away one pattern of choice to a lucky winner.  For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure you hop over to Lulu & Celeste to to check out all the fun stuff going on for the tour and to find the link up for a chance to win more great prizes.  And you can find the entire tour schedule below!

June 1 - 3
June 4 - 6
June 8 – 10
June 11 - 13
June 15 – 17
June 17 - 19
June 18 – 20
June 22 – 24
June 24 – 26
June 25 – 27
June 29 - 30
Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1st


  1. You've done a beautiful job, the colours are just devine.

  2. You've done a beautiful job, the colours are just devine.

  3. Love these shorts, I think I'll need to make a pair for my daughter!

  4. Those little starfish shorts are adorable! I will have to get going and make a pair for my size 8 granddaughter, before she gets too big.

  5. These shorts are so cute! I must find some little girls to sew for!

  6. The shorts are adorable!! I have some grandgirls who would look pretty nifty in some like that!!

  7. I think I would have to get the Starfish Shorts pattern

  8. What a great pair of shorts!

  9. Those are the cutest shorts! I love that fabric :) Thanks for taking part in the tour!

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