Perfect Pattern Parcel | Prefontaine Shorts

Perfect Pattern Parcel is back again and this round is all about women’s patterns!

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

If you’re just getting caught up, the Perfect Pattern Parcel is a curated collection of 5 PDF sewing patterns from indie designers where YOU get to name your own price for the entire bundle with a portion of the proceeds going to Donors Choose. This time, there’s even a bonus pattern when the purchase price selected is over $28 – the not yet released Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie!

Pattern Parcel #3 includes:
Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio
Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand
Staple Dress by April Rhodes
Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files
Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie (BONUS PATTERN!)

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

I really wanted to sew all the patterns from this parcel for the blog tour, but sadly there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Instead, I decided to sew up the Prefontaine Shorts for Women pattern since I had been a fan of the children’s version of the pattern for a while and was thrilled to see it released in women’s sizes.

I’ve never actually made pants or shorts from a pattern before so I wasn’t super sure how to measure myself for the sizing. I think I might have measured wrong because the shorts are a little on the big side for me for what I thought my measurements were. My hips (if I’m measuring at the fullest part) are around 38 inches (I think?), so I rounded up to the size 4 since it was a finished size of 40 inches. Although it’s a little big, it’s not a big deal since I’d rather have shorts that are a little loose than too tight!

For the fabric, I used a super soft double gauze fabric I had been hoarding for ages and used the reverse side to make the contrasting bias tape. The fabric is so soft that these shorts will likely find themselves in heavy rotation for important tasks like lounging, napping, walking the dog, and sewing.

The pattern instructions were super easy to follow and I learned some new skills in the process, like how to do a welted pocket! I love how the contrast bias tape really makes the pocket stand out.

All in all, I’m very pleased with this make and pretty darn proud at how I tackled some new skills.

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Prefontaine Shorts for Women by

Want to get your hands on this pattern too?! Make sure to check out Perfect Pattern Parcel soon as the sale ends Friday, June 13th!

Pattern Parcel #3
Pattern Parcel #3

About Pattern Parcel:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel.  We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised almost $4,500 towards eliminating educational inequality.

For more inspiration, check out the Parcel #3 Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, May 30
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin

Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew

Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift

Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch

Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty

Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon

Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’

Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston

Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard

Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking

Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery

Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida

Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet

Disclaimer: The 6 PDF patterns offered in the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 were provided to me free of charge for participating in the Perfect Pattern Parcel Blog Tour but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.

  • Sara C

    They look great Erin!

    • Erin

      Aw, thanks so much Sara!

  • Jill @ Made with Moxie

    These look great on you, Erin! I love the double gauze. I have some in my stash that I’ll have to make a pair with. Also, if you would like to make your Prefontaines fit a bit snugger, you can just pick out the side seam and overlap them a bit more. Thanks for sewing and sharing! :)

    • Erin

      The double gauze is SO soft! I’ve been wearing these none stop!

  • Mandy Pellegrin

    I WANT THOSE SHORTS! I have so many cute fabrics right now waiting for the perfect projects, and I’ve been on the hunt for cute shorts.

    • Erin

      Oooh, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’m sure it will be awesome!

  • thequirkypeach

    So cute!!! Love these in this fabric!! :)

    • Erin

      Aw, thanks! :)

  • Stacia

    These look great! When I first saw the pattern I didn’t think I would like them, but now that I’m seeing more versions of them, I like them a lot more. :)

    • Erin

      Yay! I’m so glad you like my shorts! They are SO comfy!

  • Juliette Bonnin Lanvers

    They are fabulous! I will make them too someday in the size 2 then!!!

    • Erin

      Yay! :)

  • Laura Doty

    Cool shorts! I like how they’re not super duper short, and I agree with you about the bias tape making the pockets look great. xoxo

    • Erin

      Aw, thanks Laura! :)

  • Meg Stively

    So cute! I love it when you can flip over a fabric for bias. If only shorts fit me well…

    • Erin

      Thanks, Meg!! :)

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