Pumped!!! That’s what I am about these shorts. I had serious doubts if I picked the wrong size when these were going together. I had traced and intended to sew these shorts up during Kids Clothes Week, but never got around to the actual cutting and sewing part. That happens a lot.
Shorts on the Line: Lesson Book Shorts
I’m so happy that these shorts will get worn. They’re made from a soft french terry and a rib knit waistband.
As for the details of this pattern, they’re wonderful! Seriously. This book is filled with such great clothes for kids. I love the way the waistband is put together, the pockets, the tiny bow and even the patch on the back pocket. Yes, this book is in all Japanese, but it’s totally do-able. The directions have lots of pictures which is really helpful. I think if you have a few knit sewing experiences under your belt you can make these.
I used a walking foot the whole time which was very helpful. I serged all my seams to finish them, even tucked in the serger thread tails back up into the seam. It’s also really nice that the waistband is made so that you can make the elastic bigger, perfect for when you kid hits that growth spurt this summer. Just snip out the elastic and replace it with a longer piece.
Natalie has requested a pair so I’d better get to work!
This post is part of shorts on the line sewalong hosted by imagine gnats and small + friendly, sponsored by Jo-Ann, Pretty Prudent/Pellon®, and Hawthorne Threads