Willow & Co. "Clover Shorts"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

As you all know, I have had the pleasure of testing two fabulous patterns for the pattern collective called "Wanderlust" by Willow & Co. Let me say that I am in love with both of these patterns, and I cannot wait for the release of the collection next Tuesday, April 22nd! Be sure to stop by Willow & Co.'s website to check out all of the wonderful patterns and their designers. 

The Clover Shorts are designed by Hayley from Mouse House Creations. Being a tester for Hayley was such a wonderful experience. Man that woman is simply amazing! And her shorts show off her keen eye for detail too.

One of my favorite details in these shorts are the inverted pleats. Can you see how obsessed I am with pleating lol.  The shorts also have a sash included in the pattern, but I opted out of this due to the clean look I wanted to achieve. It is removable, so I don't want you to think that it is sewed in or anything :). 

The size we sewed up are a 2T, and the fit is absolutely perfect. The only thing I changed was taking in the elastic two inches because she is such a tiny little girl. We have some slight bunching in the front area, but this can be altered by sewing down the pleats an inch or so.  I decided to go for the more "bubble" effect. These small details are included in the pattern as well.

The instructions are super simple to follow. You wouldn't believe that this was my first time ever making shorts AND adding pockets would you?! That is how detailed the directions are when sewing up these shorts. Plus, they come together quickly, and you could most definitely finish them up in a naptime. 

Ah that face! I am in love with her... and the shorts too of course <3

I think we have a rockstar in the making don't you think?? 

Later on in the week before the release I will show you the first pair of shorts I made in size 6mo, but my other model was way too small to fit into them. Maybe in a couple months. Be sure to check out Willow & Co. next Tuesday for the release of the "Wanderlust" collection!


  1. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Inspire Us Thursday!

  2. I saw your sample in the pattern, they are soo cute. I love these too! Your little lady is adorable!

  3. These shorts are so cute! And such professional looking sewing! You have great taste in picking your patterns!


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