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Seersucker Shorts for Easter (and beyond)


There’s a bit of a story behind these shorts. I’ll do my best to keep it as short (hee-hee, pun not really intended) as possible. On the first day of Celebrate the Boy last month, Dana of Made posted a pair of black and white seersucker pants, and I fell in love with them! As soon as I saw them, I knew I just had to make some for my two little guys.

I happened to mention on my favorite sewing board how much I loved those pants and how much I wanted to sew some, and a few weeks later, I found a surprise package in my mailbox. Inside was a piece of black and white striped seersucker fabric (big enough for two pairs of shorts) and the sweetest note from one of my dear online friends, Casey! How awesome is that?

This is actually the first time that I’ve sewn anything with seersucker, and I have to say that I love the results! It sews together really easily, like a quilting fabric, and the boys wore these shorts all day long without a single wrinkle.

I used my Inside or Out Pocket Pants pattern with the pockets on the inside for both of these. I added back pockets, too. I played around a bit with switching the direction of the stripes on the pockets just to add a little interest.



Paired up with pastel-colored polos, these were perfect for Easter Sunday attire!

Now Jamie and Charlie both have one pair of bottoms marked off of their lists.

Speaking of sewing lists for children . . . Meg over at Elsie Marley is hosting Kids Clothes Week May 9th to the 15th. The challenge is to sew one hour per day for your children every day that week. Wanna join me? Just head over to Elsie Marley and sign up, and then get your list started, your fabric washed and dried and your patterns traced, so you’ll be ready!



 

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4 Responses to Seersucker Shorts for Easter (and beyond)

  • ChristineG says:

    Those are terrific, Bonnie. It must be so much fun to just haul out your own patterns and get sewing!

    I think I might join you on the week of children’s sewing, though I find May and June can end up a little tricky with all the year’s activities coming to an end and having final celebrations. Maybe I can just be creative about where I get the time from (housework? homeschooling?) :)

  • PattiH says:

    Bonnie: love the shorts and the way you used the direction of the stripes! I just recently got your pattern and have been trying to decide how to make them up. Now I know what I’m going to do! Love your designs. patti

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