My favorite part about sewing is toting the kids with me to the sewing shop and having them pick out their own fabric. (That way when I present them with their new garment, they are less apt to moan about it.) I know the days are numbered when it comes to Mr. P. wearing his mom's handmade clothing, but until he flat out refuses, I might as well try and make his clothing as tailor made as possible.
I recently purchased shorts with pockets pattern from Made. The pattern cost only six dollars and with this one pattern you can make pocket shorts, racer shorts, pockets with trip and flat front shorts. I've used her free pants pattern a million times before (and you could turn that pattern into shorts easily) but I love the look of the contrasting pocket, so I was happy to invest $6.
After a bike ride to the fabric store, Mr. P. chose these hippie aliens in a VW van:
While Doodle went the the dumbo inspired elephant print. I added this yellow fabric that happened to have one lone sandpiper running across the pockets.
And here's my upside down label:
Some wore them proudly....
Others were a little less sure.
They've been in and out of the laundry three times now with no fraying! Yeah! I have Serge my serger to thank for that!!