These little shorts are one of my favourite recent pieces, I adore them, and so does my little boy.
The fabric is Echino (my mum loves Echino as much as I do and is always picking up bits and pieces for me, this one is no exception) and the pattern is the Oliver + S sketchbook shorts.
I have made this pattern once before, but am much happier with this attempt. This time I made a few alterations:
- omitted the pleat to make them more casual
- top-stitched the edge of the fake fly and added an extra row of top-stitching to the curve of the fly
- top-stitched the rise from the bottom of the fly to the back waistband (again, to make then more casual)
- added a bartack to the fly.
All in all, I love them, and when I next make these shorts will make the same alterations.
The finished shorts. I really like them with the flat fronted waistband and without the pleats.
Fly details, you can just see the extra top-stitching either side and bartack.
The back: rise top-stitched all the way along the seam.
My wee guy modelling them. These are a sz 2 for a very tall almost two-year old. They fit beautifully at the moment. We're not going to get more than a season's wear out of these :-(