Wednesday, May 28, 2014

First Boy Shorts

Boy clothes has been on my list of things to make for a long time. The problem is that I lacked the motivation since I only have girls. A few months ago my cousin gave birth to the cutest little baby boy and I instantly fell in love with him. He's chunky in all the right places and still has that baby smell that everyone loves.

I found this lovely black and white fabric at a local fabric store and had to have it. If they still had more of it I'd definitely purchase the bolt.  

I used Kid Shorts PDF Pattern from Dana Made It. The directions are on her blog, which I love, because it allows you to check out the instruction BEFORE you make your purchase. The directions and patterns are supurb and very easy to understand. 

I made a few additions to the back of the shorts. These shorts are far from perfect but my next pair will surely be better because I understand where my mistakes are and how to fix them. I drafted my own faux pockets (which are placed higher than I would like). I added some yellow top stitching and faux button holes to jazz it up a smidget.  
To add a pop of color I placed a little strip of yellow bias tape along the side seam. It's actually a little longer than I thought so I'll be opening that seam a bit and making it shorter. Overall I actually like these shorts a lot. I can't wait till I see my cousin to put in on and take lots of photos. 

I had the great opportunity to review moccasins from the lovely company Freshly-Picked. I decided to use these shorts to match with a pair I was sent and put together my first boy's outfit grid!

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