Now for one of our favorite patterns from the Project Smooth Sorbet collection, the Bacca Bootcuts pattern. We had a little fun with this one!
If you’ve been around here very long, you know we love skirts! And hacking a pants (or shorts) pattern to make a skirt is right up our alley. So that’s what we did with the Bacca Bootcuts pattern. But first…a test version!
We grabbed some stretch denim from our stash and used it to make a test run to see if our pants-to-skirt idea would work. After sewing this version (which is very wearable…Annie wore it today in fact!) we decided to angle out the side seams just a little bit so she had more freedom to run and play.
As shown in the photo above, we took the shorts front piece and cut straight down at the center front below the fly. On the outseam we started angling out below the pocket marking. We added about 1.5″ of width at the hem which (counting all 4 front and back pieces) gave her an added 6″ ease at the hem. This proved to be exactly the right amount. We cut the back pattern pieces the same way. Then we followed the instructions for the Bacca Bootcuts, just omitting any instruction that had to do with the inseam.
The fabric we used is mint green stretch linen from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It. Is. Amazing. Seriously, we are all totally envious of Annie’s little capsule wardrobe! Above you can see it paired with the Parfait Polo and Baie Blazer.
And it’s really cute with this fun Bacio Basic Tee too!
We decided to use one of the digital designs from the Project Smooth Sorbet collection on the back pocket! If you know us, then you know we LOVE to do something fun on back pockets! This is the flower cone digital design.
One super nice thing about the Bacca Bootcuts design is the back elastic. It fits Annie perfectly, which is very rare in her closet!
Here’s a little more about the pattern: The Bacca Bootcuts pattern is for bootcut jeans made with woven fabric with a little stretch added for comfort. These ontrend jeans have all the style lines and topstitching of a traditional bootcut shape, but with a two inch waistband to give it a modern feel. The midrise height of the waistband sits just below the belly button and has wide elasic in the back waistband to help keep the back in place, while maintaining the sleek, at front. The shorts (view B) have all of the same features as the full length jeans, with a folded up cuff to add an extra style detail. This pattern can be sewn in sizes newborn – 16.
Be sure to check out the Bacca Bootcuts pattern here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Find our review of the Parfait Polo from Project Smooth Sorbet here.
Read more about the Bacio Basic Tee pattern here.
Check out our review of the David Rain Jacket here.
Find our review of the Fragola Top & Dress pattern here.
Read more about the Limone Lounge Set pattern we sewed here.
Discover the Baie Blazer patterns we sewed here.
Grab the whole Project Smooth Sorbet pattern collection here.