July 4, 2012

Beachy Shorts

My sewing machine is humming away these days. I just haven't been motivated to write about my creations. I'll blame it on the heat! My goodness, I'm not sure how much longer I can stand these 100 degree days. What happened to summery 85? I miss it.

One of the projects on my list recently was white linen shorts for the little guy. We're attending Jesse's cousin's wedding next weekend and since Jesse is performing the ceremony I need a summery, dressy outfit for Jude for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. And, of course, cargo shorts just aren't going to cut it. I came up with the idea of white, linen shorts for his plaid top (given to him from his Aunt Marie for his birthday). I already had the linen on hand, so that made this project FREE! This little get-up was perfect for the 4th of July and will be perfect again for rehearsal dinner next weekend.

Plus, BONUS, there's a sew-along in blogland for shorts. Weee! So, I'll enter these bad boys into the Shorts On The Line group, which is fun.

I used the kids pants with a flat front tutorial from MADE. Turned out lovely. I added front pockets, back pockets and belt loops. It's the first time I've done belt loops, but I think they totally make the shorts. What a fun (and totally impractical) detail for little boys.

The back pockets ended up a little high. I had trouble gauging that before the waistband was in place. Next time I'll shoot for an inch lower.

So, I think I nailed summery, dressy outfit number one. Now it's time to finish the tie for the wedding.


  1. So adorable! They are perfectly summery! I love the mandals!

  2. Can't wait to see all of the other projects you've been working on and maybe after I get BACK from vacation, we can do ice cream. It has been TOOO LONG!