shorts for Owen

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I am participating in shorts on the line hosted by Imagine Gnats.  I wanted to enter a pair of shorts a lot sooner, but time has not allowed me to do so.  Yesterday was busily spent selecting fabrics and sewing.  Owen was a great model, but I bribed him a bunch with Scooby snacks. :)  I'm so glad I didn't take a look at the other entries until today when I uploaded my photos.  I'm not sure I would have competed.  There are so many wonderfully talented people who entered, and I know the judges will have a difficult decision ahead of them. 

 I wanted fun, slightly whimsical, and a bit unexpected fabric.  I love the fun pop of color and pattern on the butt and inside the pockets.  These are things you don't see too often in a box store boys department.  I made this pair of shorts using Anna Maria Horner's Quick Change Trousers pattern, but I shortened the length and added pockets.  And Owen loves his pockets!  When he tried them on he kept saying "Pockee.  Pockee."  I used bold fabrics, but I think the colors and scale work perfectly together.  These shorts remind me of the beach.  This was my first time sewing pockets, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy they are to do.

VOTING BEGINS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can visit http://www.imaginegnats.com/ and I'm #93.

Now my belly is filled with butterflies.  :)  Wish me the best of luck!

Please do not forget to vote for me when the voting poll opens!  I'll kindly remind you guys on Friday too. 

VOTING BEGINS TODAY!!!!!!  You can visit http://www.imaginegnats.com/ and I am #93.

Fabrics used:
Herringbone:  Joel Dewberry Herringbone, Amy Butler Chinese Lanterns, Premier Prints Grey Zig Zag and RK Kona in Indigo for the inside lining.

Thanks for stopping in!



  1. Too cute! They look a bit like surfer shorts!

  2. Anonymous7/26/2012

    maybe I am not so smart, but I could not figure out where to vote....

    1. I am not sure when it starts exactly. One blog is saying the 26th. Another is saying the 27th. But I will keep you posted!!!

  3. cute! love the fabric and own looks so grown up!

  4. So cute!! Love the fabrics you put together.

  5. Very cute! I also love that fabric combination. You've got my vote =)

  6. Super cute! I love the fabrics you choose and the length. Perfect summer shorts! Good luck :)

  7. Oh, these are great! I love the fabrics you chose. He looks like a little surfer dude in the fifth photo.

    (Still haven't fixed the no reply-- but I will!)

  8. Voted for you!! Perfect fabric choices and lovely work - I really want to make some kids clothes, but I find it kind of intimidating. One of these days... :)


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