More sewing from Kids Clothes Week last week, and another free pattern from Oliver + S!
These are the Sunny Day Shorts and they really are a perfect little shorts pattern. They were so quick to make and they look really nice on. I think next time I might add some details like pockets or piping but I wanted to get these done quickly as the wee man was in serious need of some new shorts as we were down to one pair that fitted him properly - not enough in the hot weather we've been having!
I used the same organic blue cotton I used for his reversible bucket hat so they make a nice matching set. The only thing I'm a bit disappointed about is that they won't fit him for long. I cut the 6-9 month size as although he is almost 9 months I just thought they would fit him a bit longer. However they're pretty snug on him. Lesson learned - I need to use his measurements rather than the age guide just as I would if sewing for myself.
Sizing asides I love these shorts and can't wait to make up some more. I had also been working on a t-shirt for Harris but I'm not happy with the way the bindings are attached. I followed the instructions but don't like the results so I'm going to have to unpick rather than waste the jersey. So that's it for KCW from me. Not as productive as many people seem to have been but I'm really happy with 3 finished items in one week! I liked the motivation of sewing along, and sewing for an hour a day, and I'm really enjoying sewing children's clothes now. Next up though - I'm hoping some me-sewing will resume shortly!