3 different names for the same pair of shorts

linen bubble shorts ♥ Needle and TedBubble, balloon, puff ball. What would you call these shorts? The pattern said bubble so I’m sticking with it, but do you remember the puffball skirt back in the 80’s? I’m not sure what came first the puffball or the ra-ra, but everyone was wearing them, even Princess Di. But not me, I hated them. You didn’t need to ask “does my bum look big in this?” because  yes, of course it did, as well as your hips.

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But guess what? I delved into my stack of linen to make these bubble shorts and I absolutely love them. ‘The Bubble’ seems to be my signature style at the moment. I had forgotten about the distaste I had for the puffball back in the 80’s because now I can’t get enough of the puffed hem. Look here, here and here. Funny isn’t it? How over time your taste changes completely.

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6 thoughts on “3 different names for the same pair of shorts

  1. These bubbIe shorts are adorable ! I really need to sew this pattern again ! I’ve begun a pair last winter but don’t know why, I never finished it… And what did I hate and now love ? Hmmm I’m going to think about it and I’ll tell you when I find it out 🙂


  2. I am in love with your bubble shorts! You have captured the spirit of my pattern in such a great way! Your shorts look amazing and the draping of the fabric is absolutely amazing.
    The photos are stunning (the 3rd one could is so cute…) and your daughter looks so cool with her bubble shorts. Wow!
    Thank you for buying and sewing my pattern!


    • Thank you so much Marta. That means a lot coming from you. Your pattern is so lovely it’s not difficult to make cool pair of bubble shorts. You’ve done all the hard work, I just had to choose the fabric 🙂 Any new patterns in the pipeline?


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