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Fastest make ever

2012 March 4
by elizabeth_admin

My nephew Thor’s birthday is this weekend.  We’re going to the Children’s Museum of Arts to celebrate.  Since I sew and I used to be a little kid, I both sewed him a present and bought him a toy.  Hey, I’m not stupid!  😉


I used Simplicity 5284 again for Thor’s present this year, but this time, I made him board shorts instead of pants.

Simplicity 5284

Using one of Jack’s shorts I marked where I wanted the shorts to end and cut away on my fabric.  As I said last year, this was a really quick sew.  I pre-washed the fabric, cut it out and sewed the majority of the shorts last night.  This morning, using Jack as my fit model, I finished the waistband.  Same as the last time, I used Dana of Made’s Flat Front Pant Tutorial.  I just think it ups the shorts to whole other level, like eleven!

For this fabric, a madras I bought from Kashi at Metro Textiles last year, I used Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics’ notes on sewing this kind of fabric.

So without further ado, here are some pics of the shorts.  I hope Thor likes them!


Happy sewing everyone!

10 Responses leave one →
  1. March 4, 2012

    Adorable! So glad this post wasn’t about the effects of prune juice.

  2. March 4, 2012

    Really cute shorts and you are a great aunt – a toy, too.

  3. annie permalink
    March 4, 2012

    Totally cute.

  4. March 4, 2012

    How cute! Your nieces and nephews really make out well with your sewing ability!

  5. March 4, 2012

    Cute! Do they have pockets, too? I love them.

  6. Rosie permalink
    March 5, 2012

    These shorts are adorable! I bet Thor is going to love them. Happy Birthday Thor!

  7. March 5, 2012

    WAY cute!!!! xoS

  8. March 5, 2012

    They’re totally cool shorts! And I love that fabric!

  9. March 5, 2012

    My girls want some but “more pink”! That’s an endorsement let me tell you.

    PS I think they’re cute and fast is always good for the personal satisfaction!!

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