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Shorts August 10, 2011

Posted by Judy in Sewing projects.

All of the babes got their dad’s genes: tall and skinny. This is fine by me, but it sure makes it difficult to find shorts for them. Pretty much, everything falls off. And if you cinch down the waist, well, it just looks dumb because it is SOOO cinched down. It’s even harder to find stuff for DD. I’m probably old-fashioned, but I’m just not interested in having my 2 year olds butt hanging out of the bottom of her shorts. When summer started, and I realized the dilemma, I just decided to make her a bunch of shorts. You know, the kind that would be modest, cute and would actually fit.

The first pair I made was too tight (whoops, so much for modesty!) Those very quickly because play shorts. I fixed the pattern after that, and churned out about 4 pairs of shorts, so she has been pretty well set for the summer. I have no idea why I don’t just make all of their pants. Kids pants are super easy to make and require very little fabric. Note to self: must make more pants!

And this post would be useless without pics. Sooo, here they are.

This is the first pair I made, well, after the too tight pair, so technically, they are the 2nd pair.

I practiced my “binding around corners” technique with this pair. Alas, the binding I used was apparently old, as it’s starting to fray and fall apart in the wash.

This is my favorite pair, even though I messed up and put the pockets on the back!  I played around with one of the fancy stitches on my new vintage Necchi.

I had fun using lace to make fake pockets with this pair.


1. Lita - August 10, 2011

Cute! No se cuando tomas tiempo para hacer estas cocitas para los chicos. Te quiero.

Judy - August 11, 2011

Sure you do . . .a las dos, tres de la manana! jajajaja

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