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Katy & Laney Tap Shorts!

I’m so, so excited to introduce these tap shorts.  When Katy and Laney introduced this pattern at Crafty Foxes Sewing Club I was pretty intrigued, because when summer comes around there’s nothing I love more than a pair of high waisted shorts.  When Katy said they needed pattern testers, I was all in! The pattern comes with 3 variations, large diagonal pleats, diagonal seam lines, and angled side pockets with a front fly.


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This is my first time testing a pattern, and it felt like I was just testing a finished product.  The shorts came together beautifully. I chose view A.  I initially intended to make view B (I tested the pattern before views A and C were a thing) but tacking down the pleats seemed more flattering on my figure so I stuck with that just in time for Katy to come out with view A!

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I’m going to have to ask you to forgive the blinding contrast evident in these photographs- my boyfriend and I are not yet masters of photography (though he’s actually quite good!  See other blog posts for further evidence).  Trying to get the dark denim to show up as anything other than a black blob was quite a struggle for us.  I just returned from a long family vacation, so our window was as short as the shorts are and we just couldn’t find the right light.


I made no fit adustments other than shortening them a bit. And I actually sort of regret that every time I sit crosslegged…..


I did not make the welt pockets for this version, but the instructions are extensive and I definitely plan to make another pair with the pockets.  I also have a fun variation planned, so stay tuned for that coming soon!

Congrats to Katy & Laney on their first pattern!  I look forward to seeing more.


I’m the last stop in this blog tour, but if you’d like to see all of the other lovely testers, here are the links.

Tap Short Tour

Thursday, June 12th: Heather at Closet Case Files

Friday, June 13th: Ping at Peneloping

Saturday, June 14th: Jenny at Cashmerette

Monday, June 16th: Mary at Idle Fancy

Wednesday, June 18th: Sarah at Grey’s Fabric and Notions

Thursday, June 19th: Jennifer at Workroom Social

Friday, June 20th: Kelli at True Bias

Saturday, June 21st: Mary at Young, Broke, and Fabulous

Sunday, June 22nd: T at Uandmii

Tuesday, June 24th: MacKenzie at Some Real Things


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