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One for the boys

My almost 4yr old son hardly has any shorts to sleep in so it was about time I get off my butt and make him a pair. I tell you if I didn't know how easy and fast it would be I'd have started these a few years ago! I don't actually have any pyjama patterns I liked so I used a shorts/pants pattern from the Japanese book that I have. I have no idea what the name of it is though. I just know I have not made anything from it yet, until now. It is pattern number 44.

I found this beautiful knit fabric at Spotlight. It is called Toybox and perfectly soft and not too thin. You know how it is, when you make something out of knit and the fabric seems to be way too light. This is not the case. It's beautiful to work with. I cut out the largest size from the book which is 100cms. The boy is about 102cms so I was hoping it wouldn't be too small. It turned out perfectly. I used my overlocker to do all the seams and I used my new stretch twin needle to hem up the bottom legs and waist. It looks so much more professional when you do it this way.
 

It took me a while to find the page on how to sew it up but it's easy once you do it a few times. I am normally a ninny who sews up the side seams instead of the butt/crotch pieces.






 

The front and back views. Sorry for the blurriness. So hard to get a boy to stand still!

Here are the finished shorts. I really love the way they turned out. I will be making many more of these for this summer. We had a few days of blistering heat and today it's windy and about to rain. It's not exactly time to put away the quilts and coats just yet.

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