Sunday, March 20, 2011

Plaid Summer Shorts

I've done so much sewing for Miss M and hardly any for Little Guy. I decided to rectify that. He has plenty of t-shirts that fit right now, but he's short on pants, so I decided to make him a pair or two. I've never done a fly zipper, so I decided to try one.  It turned out pretty well, considering!

I made the "Alma corduroy pants" (Ottobre 4/2008, #6).  I cut up a pair of women's pants and used twill tape that had been in the lower leg of the original pants instead of cutting new belt loops.  The waistband is a bit of blue chambray I had left over from another project.  I made size 68 to fit Little Guy's waist.  I think the pattern is meant to be full-length pants, but it turned out to be more like long shorts. But I knew that because I measured the outseam and inseam before I started!

This is his "I'm not so sure I'm ready to be awake" look.  Can you believe how big he's getting?

I never knew that girls and boys pants flies are supposed to be opposites, just like their button-up shirts. Did you? The weird thing is that when I went on a hunt to see which way is which, ALL our pants were the same! Mine, Miss M's, Little Guy's, and Hubby's all overlapped exactly the same! (The boy way, in case you were wondering). Anyway, I got a little mixed up on the waistband and ended up having to put it on "inside out" which only means the outer portion is interfaced and the inner portion not. Not the worst of problems all told.


  1. Love these shorts!!

    My first thought when I saw Little Guy's photo was, "Oh My! He's certainly grown!". They don't stay little for long, do they?

    I have to laugh about the direction of the fly. Every time I do one, I get confused as to which way it's supposed to go. The last time, I started to do a girl's fly the direction the magazine showed but then looked down at my own jeans and it was opposite so I went with that. I suppose it doesn't really matter how it goes.