Tap Shorts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There’s a very long story that goes with this post, so let’s jump right in…

The first sewing blog I ever found was Katy and Laney, way back in 2015. I became immediately obsessed with their style. I obsessed (this word is going to come up a lot) over their blog, happy to see that they were still posting on it somewhat regularly. Then, all of a sudden, they quit posting in fall 2015. I was sooo sad, especially because I had only just gotten into sewing and my Mom didn’t think it was worth it to buy the Tap Shorts pattern yet, even though she liked them too. When Katy and Laney quit blogging, they also quit selling their patterns. Every few months after they quit blogging I would search the web or scour their blog for some sign of activity from my two favorite sewing bloggers. A few weeks ago, I searched Katy’s name and her LinkedIn Profile appeared, with the knowledge that she worked at Shilo Byrd Studio. I contacted Shilo Byrd Studio, and they were kind enough to redirect me to Katy herself! Katy told me the shorts were no longer for sale because K&L was closed as a business, but she gave me the emails of two sewing-blogger-friends who might be willing to give me the pattern. I emailed them and soon after I had the pattern!!!



Alright, now for the details: I cut a size 2, but I think I would’ve been better off with a size 0. I took in about an inch and a half at the top of the back center seam and at my hips I took it in an extra half inch. I also hemmed the shorts about 1.5-2 inches. My fabric is from JoAnn’s, and when I pre-washed it some of the dye came out, leaving the fabric a lot lighter than it had been. I still love it, though!

By the way, I don’t know what I was thinking sewing shorts in November and photographing for them in December–in the snow. IT WAS SOOO COLD. But I still have plans to make a gazillion more pairs! I’m so lucky to have this pattern!

Some more photos of me loving my tap shorts…




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