i’m just gonna start off with the silly photo.
this guy’s a pro. in about 30 seconds he goofballs his way through a photoshoot and then he’s on with his day. such a crackup.
anyway what am i talking about? shorts. he doesn’t want to wear anything but shorts. this started in february or so, the daily fight to get him to wear pants. at least now temperatures are high enough that shorts are acceptable and i don’t look like a terrible mother for occasionally giving in when it was only 45 degrees outside and raining (he’d gladly wear a giant winter coat and thick socks as long as he could wear his beloved shorts and he’d NEVER say he was cold…kids are so weird).
the pattern is Dana’s kid shorts, a great pattern with lots of sizes and options for girls and boys. it’s only $8 but super versatile, sews up fast, fits great, and i love it. he’d long grown out of the ones i made him last year, so i upsized to a 3T and these are too big. oh well. pretty sure he’s in the middle of a growth spurt so i’m sure they’ll fit fine by the summer.
the fabric is upcycled, once again, this time from a pair of my old gaucho pants. remember those? it was a super unflattering style on me and i didn’t wear them much, but it gave me tons of soft corduroy fabric to work with here!
i wanted to add a little extra detail, and he STILL loves to wear his mini kingsley zissou outfit, so i added some bias tape from my grandma’s stash centered on the side seams to try for a similar look. when i was done i realized they reminded me of US Postal Service uniform shorts. but they’re still cute on him, i think?
didn’t add anything else…just basic, comfy shorts for him to grab and put on in the morning. he usually comes out of his bedroom fully dressed these days, such a funny kid!
by the way, do you remember which outfit his shirt came from? the answer!
you can check out all of my KCW projects here. i’ve got some girl sewing up next!