Reef Shorts pattern by Megan Nielsen
We have to talk about Megan Nielsen’s new pattern; the Reef Camisole and Shorts set. Today I’m going to show you the Reef Shorts, and we’ll look at the cami next week.
Read about it below, or skip to the bottom for the pattern link.
The reef shorts pattern feature an elastic waist, fabulous pockets, and hemline options.
Choose from a straight or curved hemline and a waistband that sits on your natural waist or a lower rise.
I made the curved hem version with the higher rise. I love the 70’s vibe of these shorts! I used mystery stash from one of the big stores. (JoAnns?) It looks and feels like silk but I’m sure it’s a synthetic blend.
These photos are from pattern testing back in April. I’ve been living in them. Do you know how much it killed me not to post them on Instagram during Me Made May?
I loved the construction techniques for finishing. The insides look as good as the outside. The hem is folded over so there’s no “wrong side” of the fabric showing.
The leg fit is awesome. My thighs don’t squish out like a Play-Do Factory when I sit down; and the shorts don’t flap around and hang my cheeks out either. Plus, the pockets are just right for my phone and don’t bulk out when I’m carrying it.
This pattern is in the tnt category for me, like joggers and raglan tees. I havent seen them in a fabric I didn’t like yet. I want a chambray pair and some sweatshirt knit drawstring versions. I predict lots of Reef Shorts being born at my house.
The Reef shorts were designed for casual or sleep wear. I think they dress up well too, depending on fabric choice.
Anyhow, nothing but good things to say about Megan Nielsen’s Reef Shorts pattern. You should probably all stampede to buy it.
Pattern: Reef Camisole & Shorts Set by Megan Nielsen Patterns
Fabric: leopard mystery stash (silk blend?)