I've been planning on making some shorts for my youngest for a while and spurred on by the Make it Wear it Challenge I made the first of many pairs from the Little Smarty Pants Pattern from Favourite Things. I think I might have been a bit erratic in my tracing out of the pattern pieces as they didn't quite match up at the side seams and crotch. This is what comes of tracing out patterns on the living room carpet instead of on the table.
Anyway I've learned a few new things, like adding side pockets and a cute way of making turn ups and next time I'll make the elastic at the waist a bit tighter. I'm glad I chose the belt loop option as junior does seem to need a belt with all trousers since he doesn't have a cloth nappy to hold them up any more.
I'm really pleased with them and so is he, thankfully. Now to make some more and just think of all the cute prints I can justify buying now!
On another note I've been exploring flickr a bit more recently and I know I'm a bit behind but what a lot of inspiration there is there. I've joined a few groups and it just shows just how many people out there are sewing like mad and making wonderful things...aaah if only there more hours in the day. I'm going to have to write down a list of projects I want to complete before my head explodes I think either that or stop browsing the internet for a while so I don't keep adding more....like that's going to happen!