It’s Kids Clothes Week…and this is my first time participating! I have been a spectator many other times, but I am happy to pledge to sew one hour a day, every day of this week just for my kiddos. Yesterday was the first day my kids were back from Camp Grandma, and they were exhausted. Both of the kiddos slept in ’til past 10 am, which gave me a lot of sewing time. Sweet Pea is in need of some shorts and I had picked up this vintage pattern from the thrift store a few weeks ago.
This is the first time I have made real shorts, with a real fly, and it actually wasn’t that difficult! The previous owner of the pattern had written in a few notes and added a little pattern modification, which I followed. I think the fly looks good, and amazingly it functions…I’m floored! This pattern also had a faux cuff at the bottom, which I love. And the fabric, I’m a little jealous I used these for Sweet Pea’s shorts. I would love a pair of shorts in this blue floral fabric. A pattern for me would not have fit on that tiny bit of fabric I had left; I barely squeezed these shorts out of the fabric I had.
I think another pair of shorts will be cranked out this week, maybe next time in pink. I am pledging, though to sew for both of my kids, so my goal is to alternate one item for Sweet Pea followed by one item for Bubba. I’ll keep you posted every day this week on my kids clothes sewing endeavors! Have you joined in the challenge? What are you sewing this week?