Adorable Summer Shorts

I wrote this post for the Vacation Time Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by Pickle Toes Patterns. I received the Grasshoppers pattern as compensation for this post and there is a giveaway at the end. 

Summer is hot but playground equipment is even hotter! I started looking around for Bermuda shorts patterns right about the same time I was approached by Pickle Toes Patterns to be a part of this blog tour. The Grasshoppers were exactly what I had been looking for! The pattern has four lengths: shorts, Bermuda, capri, and pants.


The bows are Sweet Pea’s favorite part. And she thinks it’s awesome that the pockets are huge! She loves these shorts and wants to wear them all the time. I’ve been told I need to make more pairs.

They’re a quick and easy sew but the side vent is a nice extra touch that keeps them from looking too bland. I used twill for the main body and some quilting cotton scraps for the pockets and bows.

The first time she wore them was on our day trip to a nearby children’s museum. We were able to build a car as a family, she got to see Daniel Tiger’s house, and she was even inside a giant bubble. It was a fantastic day!

This summer we’ve also spent time exploring our town and one of Sweet Pea’s favorite places is the historic downtown area. It started out as just a small train station over 200 years ago and eventually more and more homes and businesses grew around it.

A train even came by the last time we went to play!

The Grasshoppers are part of Pickle Toes Patterns’ back to school sale, but hurry because the sale ends today (July 25)!

Pickle Toes Patterns is so excited to bring to you a collection of patterns that are easy and fast to sew. Their patterns have the basic ingredients that you need to make a new sew your own.

Color blocking, different fabrics and new styles are just some of the reasons that Pickle Toes Patterns should be your go-to when looking for something fun and unique. Many handmade children’s boutiques use PTP’s patterns to customize their designs.

Kellie the owner and founder of Pickle Toes Patterns started out just as clothing designer making custom children’s clothing because she couldn’t find cute clothing for her boys. Boys’ clothes eventually grew into girls’ clothing, which grew into making original designs. To make original designs, she had to make original patterns, and Pickle Toes Patterns was born!

Pickle Toes Patterns is not just a business, we are a family. I hope you enjoy sewing our patterns as much as we enjoy making them.

We hope you take the time to look at all of the other blogger’s post and creations. You can follow Pickle Toes at the following social media channels.





July 23 Quilts by Joanne and Do it Yourself Danielle

July 24 Our Play Palace

July 25 That’s So Lilly and Sewing Ambi

July 26 SewGeeked and My Sewing Roots

July 27 Frullemieke and

Tales From A Southern Mom

We are so excited to bring you this great giveaway to win patterns from Pickle Toes Patterns and our friends at

Goober Pea Designs

Kelly J Designs


Jilly Atlanta Designs



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