Saturday, June 21, 2014

Gettin' messy shorts.

As much as I love sewing dresses for Maggie, I have to admit, she doesn't wear them that often. Girl spends most of her days wearing nothing at all, and when she does pick clothes out of the drawer, she often chooses a simple, unisex t-shirt and pants or shorts.

Her New Zealand t-shirt, given to her by housemate Rebecca, has a little sheep on it and is a favorite.

Bedhead happy morning Maggie


Bedhead happy morning Maggie


So is her Spiderman t-shirt. I don't think she's had any exposure to the comic or animated series (or the movies), but she just really likes this t-shirt.

Sunny Day Shorts


I decided that Maggie really needs some basic shorts and summer pants. Clothes for playing and getting messy in. So I whipped up a pair of Sunny Day Shorts with piped pockets.

I have a million pants and shorts patterns. I didn't really need to try a new one. But this one is free! And Oliver + s! So of course I had to try the pattern out.

Sunny Day Shorts


There's not much to say about the pattern - it's a basic three-piece pattern (front, back, waistband), and easy to put together. A perfect first time apparel sewing project for a newb. I decided to fancy mine up a bit by drafting front patch pockets and lining and piping them.

Sunny Day Shorts


I sewed these in size 18-24 months, and as I expected, they are slightly on the large size on tiny Maggie. But that's okay, they have a nice boyish (meaning, functional and not just tiny!) fit and they will probably work on her next summer too. I used green chambray and mint green piping. A simple and easy sew, and they are perfect for running at the park, making art, playing outside, trying to keep up with her very active and physical brother, you know, everyday life for an active and messy little girl!

I think Maggie needs a few more pairs of these, and maybe some t-shirts too!


6 comments:

  1. Perfect summer play wear! And that New Zealand shirt is adorable. As are Maggie's curls in those first pictures!

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  2. Super cute! I miss the days when my daughter was happy to wear T-shirt and shorts!

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  3. The piped pockets are brilliant! They really spice up the pattern. Maggie is adorable as always.

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  4. That piping makes those shorts! So cute!

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  5. Thank you very much for pointing out this free easy pattern. My granddaughter needs some because she is growing like a weed. Maggie also looks like a sweet little girl even in shorts! Maybe she will stay dressed longer! Hee hee

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  6. I just want to eat her. Maybe even more because she wears her new shorts with odd socks and a Spiderman t-shirt.

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