I can’t remember where I bought this fabric . Because I have a growing pile of charcoal, dark gray, and pepper colored linen in my cabinet. All from different sources; all looking lovely in a stack just waiting for me to sew. I can’t say no!
How is he getting so old?!
I released the KID Shorts pattern 2 summers ago….And now he looks like a teenager.
Sort of. He’s still a goofy almost-8-year-old….who just the other day was teaching Lucy the old fart-noise-under-the-arm move. Don’t you love overhearing tose conversations? As if his methods were something new.
And I know that KID shorts are nothing new—you see me sew them time and again.
But I guess that’s the beauty of it. I love sewing them again and again!
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For these shorts I made the Flat Front, with Front Pockets, and Piping, and Back Pockets.
I was so, so tempted to use orange-red piping on the pockets. But that seemed too expected. Haah. Cause I know that’s what you’re thinking: Orange and gray. Can she do it any other way?
Yes! I really branched out here….blue!
But I totally love it!
The color pops so well against the gray.
(If you’ve never worked with piping, watch my detailed video HERE)
And I couldn’t believe it, but Owen finally moved up a size in the shorts pattern. He graduated from a size 6 to a size 8! This kid is growing fast, and usually just UP not out. But I went for the size 8 so he can wear them for longer.
Then I put it together with a simple Tee from Target and a new pair of tennies. And the first day of school was ready to go.
It’s funny to talk about shorts and school starting, since now it’s rainy/pants weather.
But I feel nostalgic about the first day and loved putting my outfits together when I was a kid. I’ve gotta document these moments for my kids too.
Happy 2nd grade Owen!
We love you little dude.
You can purchase the KID Shorts pattern here in the Shop.