I said I had some crafty goodness to share, so here is some of it. I hope to have more later in the week.
I have been loving these shorts/short pants since seeing them here. Since I am really trying to make more attempts at sewing these seemed like an easy enough project to tackle.
First I tried to modify the pattern, because she says they fit most 4 - 10 year olds, and Henry does not fall into that category. And he's skinny. So I used a pair of his shorts that are a favorite of mine and that fit him well to modify the pattern a bit. I think it took me about 30 minutes or so from start to finish and that was mostly my fault. First my machine jammed up and then I read the tutorial wrong and had to rip out a seam (or two, but who's counting?).
They didn't turn out too bad for a first attempt, but I do have some corrections to make. They sit a little low for my taste. I'm not a fan of low-riders, especially on toddlers. So I need to bring the waist up a bit. No problem. But then there's this . . . .
See in that picture above it looks like the boy is clenching his butt cheeks? He's not, it's more like a wedgie (that's my fault, too). I'm not sure what part of the pants this would be technically called, but I'll just say that the crotch area is a bit snug. This is what I need to correct on the next pair. If I can master this we may have a new uniform around here, because these are the cutest little pants around and perfect for this little guy to get muddy, wet, popsicle stained, paint-splattered, etc. Any helpful sizing tips out there for this total novice?