kcw summer 2013:: daddypants shorts

took a little mid-week break from kids clothes week, but i’m back with some shorts for the boy with a fresh haircut.

daddypants shorts

i used Dana’s KID shorts pattern, same pattern i used for his sister’s earlier this week, only this time i made the 2T boy length version with a full gathered waistband.

daddypants shorts

and, like the shorts i made his sister, i LOVE the fit of these on him.  i was worried that they looked a bit boring and “British schoolboy” when they were done, but when worn, they don’t look that way.  just a good basic pair of shorts.

daddypants shorts

the fabric is from a pair of my husband’s old chinos, a heavy navy twill.  i used a larger needle (14 i think), double stitched the hem, and added a little twill tape tab as an ode to Dana.  😉

daddypants shorts

my kids are both on the slender side for their ages (like 10th percentile weight or less, in Em’s case) so be aware of that if you’re making these shorts – they fit MY kids perfectly but my kids are kinda little – a 2T might be large on him in many pattern brands.  however, for me this is the perfect shorts pattern and i think it’s totally worth the $6 price tag.  they fit him great now… and it’s summertime now!

daddypants shorts

i also appreciate that for a kid this age, i don’t NEED fancy zip flies or welt pockets or anything to make them “pass” as storebought – the heavier fabric is enough.  kinda nice!

daddypants shorts

i might have one more KCW project in me, we’ll see.  it’s all cut out at least!

13 thoughts on “kcw summer 2013:: daddypants shorts

  1. Brooke says:

    I love how even bough he’s skinny, he’s still rocking the adorbs toddler belly! Been considering Dana’s pattern for my little man and seeing your cute shorts has me just about convinced I need it.

  2. Kristie says:

    It is looking like that is a pattern I need to get. Both pairs of shorts turned out so perfect! And my kids seem to be more on the tall and skinny side of things, so it sounds like this will be a perfect pattern! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fiona says:

    They look great! I love the choice of heavier weight fabric. They really do have a store bought look to them. I’m thinking that I need to just go ahead and buy that pattern 🙂

  4. Inder says:

    It’s the simple pieces like this that end up getting the most wear! Love this shape – I have been eyeing this pattern but unfortunately my little guy is “anti-shorts” right now. What’s with that? It could be 90 degrees and he insists on long pants. Sigh.

    • Sabra says:

      perfect kid shorts. and his hair looks so handsome. I’m always torn on cutting my boys’ hair. I love the long look (obvs), but nothing like a fresh cut to bring out their little boy faces.

  5. rachel says:

    i saw this awhile ago and meant to comment. these are great! i’m seeing this pattern everywhere! i’m thinking i’ll have to buy this one soon. these are so practical and cute!

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