Sunday, July 19, 2015

BurdaStyle Boy's Shorts

Hi everyone..
Today post is the continuation of my weekly update "Diy Friday". Sorry for not updating my diy's episode for so many weeks, I have been busy with a lot of good things :)

My little boy needed some new shorts to wear on summer. All his shorts are getting small and tight at the waist. Well, I decided to search my stash and found leftover of knit cotton that is enough to make two shorts. Yay!

knit cotton
3 cm wide elastic

Based on BurdaStyle Boy's Sweatpants 10/2013-124 size 110. I cut the pattern right on the knee and slashed a little (2 cm) in both sides to avoid tightness. I skip the front fly and pockets.
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The sewing process was easy and fast. I have no difficulty because I already made the first shorts for my son Halloween costume, you can pop over here if you are interested - Mickey Mouse Costume.

I worked on the pattern first, by glued the two pieces of the front and back together. So both sides of the patterns are in the middle. And then I added 1.5 cm seam allowances and hem allowance.
After that, I cut the fabric 2x.
Then sew the shorts, sew the waist and inserted the elastic.
Sew the hem using twin needle and for decoration, I fused a little ball fabric sticker in the corner of the shorts bottom. Done!

You can see here the final shorts, front and back views

And the closer look of the little ball, isn't it cute? :)

I am planning to make one more shorts with the same fabric but different decoration. Up to the boy, he will chose the train or the airplane :) I have both fused fabric stickers in my stash.

A little note:
I am linking this shorts to Caroline at for Show Off Saturday

Happy sewing!


  1. Your little one must be very happy! The hem looks professional, just like a coverstitch hem!

    1. Thank you, Raquel. He is very happy with his new shorts :)

  2. He must love these! The soccer ball is darling -- perfect for a little boy!

    1. He is loving it and named the shorts soccer ball shorts :) So cute <3

  3. These are just so cute, love the little soccer ball - I'm sure these will be favourites :)

    1. Thank you, Sarah Liz. So happy that my son loved it :)

  4. Very nice shorts, to sew them again with airplane or train, is a very good idea. He will love them, all.
    Have a nice suday!
    LG Carolin

    1. Thank you, Carolin. I will be working on the second shorts tomorrow morning, my boy is needing more shorts :)

  5. Cute Shorts, I like the color! :)

  6. So cute! And very professional looking too :) x



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