I’ve been garment sewing this year and I have quite a few things to show you. I will start with this simple pair of preppy shorts which I made for Mancub. I’m planning a photo session very soon but my little model man is in bed because he needs his beauty rest to look good for the upcoming event. 😉
Anyway, I gave these shorts a mock fly to make them look a bit more “grown up” but still easy to pull up and down for a 4 year old.
To create the mock fly and stitching I used heavy thread in my machine and I double stitched the crotch seam, added a square shape where a button would be and stitched a mock fly for a zipper.
The fabric is a heavier cotton which came from the thrift store and as a guide I used a pair of shorts that fit Mancub. I made a quick pattern by tracing their shape on paper and I used 1 inch elastic for the waist.
I showed him the shorts and he asked just like he does with every piece of clothing “Did you buy this for me at the sore?” No, honey, I made these for you on my sewing machine. Hope you like them, buddy.
Next post will be the little dude in action.
Have a great day!