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Monday, September 14, 2015

Boy's Shorts In Grey And Wine Colours

Hello..
I made two shorts for my son, one in grey colour and another in wine colour. Both of them are using medium knit cotton fabrics, elastic waistline, no pockets and finished with decorative sticker in the right side of the bottom. They are very comfortable to wear and my son loved them :) 




Pattern:

The original pattern is a sweatpants pattern, BurdaStyle 10/2013#142 size 110. I copied the pattern pieces on the sheet of papers. I cut the shorts length until a little bit below the knee and omitted the pockets. I added 3 cm for outer and 1 cm for inner  shorts at the bottom, this method is good to avoid the tightness.
After that I glued both front and back patterns together. I added 7 cm for the waistband and 2 cm for the hemline.
A little note : the length of the grey colour shorts is 2 cm under my son knee and the length of the wine colour is 7 cm under his knee.
Here is my pattern piece, instead of having two pieces of patterns I have one piece only. The right side is for the front and left side is back.

Materials:
1 yard of both grey and wine colour medium knit cotton, 3 cm wide elastic waistband, decorative stickers - airplane and soccer ball and matching thread.

Sewing Process:
It was easy, I don't need to sew the zipper, pockets or front fly :)
Firstly, I cut the fabric. The picture below shows how my fabric after cutting, the right side is back and left side is front. I placed my two pieces of fabric right sides together, sew it along the crotch point up to the waist, for both front and back sides

After done the sewing, I secured the raw edges using an overlocker sewing machine.

Then I pin along the both legs, sew it and serger the raw edge using an overlocker sewing machine too.

I folded the waistband and sew around but I left 5 cm open to insert the elastic

After the elastic inserted, I secured both sides of the elastics using sewing machine and sew the opening area.
And then, I sew again on the top of the old stitching with one more stitching using twin needle to secure the elastic and fabric at the same time. I think the result is much nicer and less bulky than if I sew it in the middle of the shorts.

My last two works are sew the hemline and fused the sticker on the right bottom of the shorts. Then sew around it using my sewing machine.

And here are the final shorts, front and back views


Related projects:
First version Mickey Mouse Shorts
Second version Navy Blue Shorts

I am linking this post to Caroline for Show Off Saturday


Happy sewing to everyone!

20 comments:

  1. The shorts turned out great and I really like the dark red color!

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  2. Cute shorts.. Love the simple pattern too.. Proud your son likes them.. Love the little designs on them. Happy sewing.

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  3. The shorts are gorgeous - if you are allowed to say that about boy shorts, but we can between ourselves I am sure - but we won't let your son hear. They look robust and really wearable - no wonder he likes them.

    Thank you for your welcome back comment on my blog - I'm looking forward to being able to comment on your blog again :). It's nice to be back chatting with all my sewing friends again.

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    1. Ehehe.... Thank you, Sarah Liz. Sure we can say about that, gorgeous and wearable :):)

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  4. Oh Boy! What a cutie your son is! The shorts are so much fun!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Too bad I can not take more pictures of him wearing it :(

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  5. Little boy shorts are so easy to sew, aren't they. My little boys are all grown men now. Your shorts are great and will get a lot of wear.

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    1. Yes, they are - easy and fast :) Thank you, Kathy :)

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  6. Two cute pairs of shorts, such a nice project! :)

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  7. What a lucky little boy! Such cute little shorts :) x

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  8. He is so handsome! Those shorts are perfect for him. It is a satisfying project to sew for someone you love!

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  9. Your shorts are cute little things. I bet he loves the stickers :-)

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    1. Thank you, Kathrin! He really loves the stickers 😃

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  10. What a handsome son you have and looks like he'll enjoy wearing both pairs of shorts. Great idea to make one pattern piece and especially love the stickers you added. I used to make both my girls' shorts and pajama pants when they were younger..... well dresses too.... and now that they are both young adults, they still tell me how much they liked those shorts because they were so comfortable. So years from now, when your son is all grown up, he may tell you how many great memories you made for him. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa :) That's a lovely story of your girls. I can imagine one day my son tell me about that :) I will be the luckiest mom :)

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