took a little mid-week break from kids clothes week, but i’m back with some shorts for the boy with a fresh haircut.
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.
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. 😉
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!
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!
i might have one more KCW project in me, we’ll see. it’s all cut out at least!