Floral Cuff Shorts

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.  floral cuff shorts 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.  floral cuff shorts Sweet Pea is in need of some shorts and I had picked up this vintage pattern from the thrift store a few weeks ago.  Butterick 4831

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!  floral cuff shorts floral cuff shorts 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.  floral cuff shorts

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!  floral cuffed shorts Have you joined in the challenge?  What are you sewing this week?

  • These look cool and shame you couldn’t get a pair for yourself … I joined in KCW last year but just too crazy here at the moment … I want to sew for me instead 😉

    • dandeliondrift

      I think I have some other fabric in my stash that I could use to make me some shorts! And I agree with you…it has been fun sewing for myself!

  • Renee

    Love this fabric. And the fly looks great! I haven’t worked up the courage to try them yet.

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Renee. The fly isn’t as hard as you would think! You should give it a try.

  • Kelly

    These are really cute and good job with the fly! I can’t do KCW this week because I have another project in the works with a deadline but I do plan to make a couple of dresses for my girls later on in the month. I look forward to seeing what you make the rest of the week!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Kelly! I can’t wait to see what you are working on!

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