Elegance & Elephants Bubble Pocket Shorts

Elegance & Elephants Bubble Pocket Shorts

Bubble Pocket shorts from Elegance & Elephants

I’m ecstatic to show you the shorts I made with the new pattern from E&E!

When Heidi asked if I wanted to test her pattern I was thrilled!

I may have actually begged her to let me test them…that’s not the point.

I had the pleasure of testing her Ruffle Top pattern earlier this year. I loved it so much, I used it as my Sewvivor entry!

There are two styles included in the Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern. I made the sailor version. Then I made another pair for Sofia. I’ll show you soon!

I learned how to make an adjustable waistband with this pattern. Guess what? With Heidi’s tutelage, it wasn’t even hard! ( I said tutelage, giggle!) I’m so mad that I didn’t know how sooner. Do you know how many pants I’ve made my daughter, niece, & nephews that could’ve used a couple extra inches?

With the elasticized pockets and cute buttons, I didn’t go too dramatic with the fabric. This pattern has so much under the hood! I used a medium weight khaki. I know these shorts will get a ton of wear, so I wanted it to match lots of things in Bella’s closet.

Bella thinks they look like something that would sell at Justice. If you don’t have an 8 year old with very selective taste- that means its fabulous.

There’s room to grow! These shorts are nice and roomy. I was worried because Bella is on the bigger end of a size 8. But she’ll be able to wear these for quite a while.

I’m definitely not a pro with PDF patterns. They look like a ton of work-but they’re really easy, even for me.

I like making cute things. I like it even more when it’s economical. I love a versatile piece of clothing that will grow with my child. If you sew your children’s clothing, this is not only a fun pattern to add to your stash, but I’d definitely call it an investment as well.

Seriously, you need this pattern.

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. kukafera

    wow! they are great!! I have these shorts in my to-do-list!! really nice work!!

    I’m following you!

  2. Mary Catherine

    Oh my word, I love the buttons and the pockets! As always, your work is just beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday! Can’t wait to see what you make next.

  3. The Busy Bee's

    These shorts are adorable! Thanks so much for linking up at the Busy Bee’s party! We appreciate you sharing with us! Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee’s

  4. Esther F.

    Gorgeous! Any 8 year old would want them… like NOW!

  5. Esther F.

    Fabulous shorts! If I were 8, I would want those too! In a heart beat!

  6. Jann Olson

    Amy, love the shorts and the little model with the wounded arm is so cute! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  7. Camila

    Super CUTE!!! and the Girls is super Photogenic!!!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Bewitch Me & Titi!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  8. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Amy, these are so cute. I can see them in a blue and white pattern for a sailor look. {Hey Bella, you are too cute…hope your arm gets better soon!}

    I hope the craft show went well yesterday. I totally get your angst about publicly selling your wonderful crafts. I paint, and it’s the hardest thing to #1. put a monetary value on your work, and #2. market yourself effectively.

    Sue xo

  9. Rachel

    So cute! Just picked up this pattern I’m really excited to sew it up. Smart choice on fabrics and accents I’m sure she’ll wear them a ton!

  10. Christina at I Gotta Create!

    Super cute shorts, and so is your little Bella.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  11. Amy

    Love those pockets! Now I just need a little girl to sew them for!

  12. Cari at

    I love these shorts! Definitely thinking I need this pattern. Little Miss A needs new shorts for summer and I think these would be perfect.

  13. Happy Kids, Inc

    Visiting from the Fun Friday Hop. Now following via Bloglovin.

    Would LOVE to have you link up on my Bloglovin Blog Hop!

    Bloglovin Blog Hop

    Take care,
    Happy Kids, Inc

  14. Jennifer Lachman

    Love the buttons! I have to get to work on some shorts, but it’s still chilly hear in Pennsylvania so I have made it a priority yet.

  15. Lisa Newlin

    I will take a pair of those shorts, as I love them! Maybe in a children’s size Medium?

    By children’s size Medium I mean an adult size 12. :-)

    Visiting from the Create it with Joy blog hop. :-)

  16. T'onna

    Cute shorts! Love those big, bright blue buttons!

  17. MammaNene

    Wow, this pants are wonderful, colour choices and all…
    Lovely :)


  18. Buttons

    Seriously, I do need this pattern! I LOVE the sailor shorts, and the buttons of course! Do they come in grown up size? I might actually wear shorts if they were this cute!

  19. Heidi

    Thank you for this wonderful review, Amy! I’m so glad you like them, and you obviously made them perfectly! So cute on Bella! :)

  20. Justine

    Hi Amy! I love these shorts! I remember when Heidi made this style last summer. So cool she has a pattern! I love the buttons too. They look like you bought them in an expensive shop. Your little girl is do cute !

  21. Pam

    I think I’ll have to invest in that pattern, Amy… love the style!

  22. gina

    These shorts are perfect! I think i need that pattern!! Hope you are finishing up your things for the craft show and have a successful weekend there! Do you read Stitched in Color? She is a quilter and she did a craft show not too long ago and blogged about her set up, process, etc. Might be something you are interested in reading.

  23. Parnuuna

    Ooooh, I love those shorts!! They’re really really cute with the buttons and the ruffly pockets! :D
    Beautiful work, too!
    Good luck on Saturday, Amy.


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