|I am still building the kids summer wardrobe, which I am sure would not be complete without a few pairs of shorts. So today I bring you the Veckade Shorts.|
|Trace the front of the pants the same.|
|Now for those pleated pockets. Grab your front pieces and you will cut out really tall versions of the pockets you want. You want the really tall since you will pleat them down to size.|
|Fold and pin the pleats in the pockets making sure they match up (pretty well at least) and that they fit below the waistband that will be folded down on top.|
|Then sew some lines down your pockets to hold the pleats in place, you could just do the edges or add more like I did. Then the curved edge, sew piping around the edge on the outside then turn it to the inside and topstitch in place.|
|Next fold under the top and bottom edge of your pocket and sew them to the the front pieces of the shorts. Sew it along all the sides except where the piping is, since that is the pocket opening.|
|Next sew the front pieces and the back pieces together to each other, from the crotch up the middle. So you have a front and back piece.|
|Then with right sides together sew the shorts together at the side seams and the crotch seam.|
|Next I used bias tape to finish the leg opening. I added small little tucks to help the pant leg fit to size.|
|Next fold the top waistband in and start by sewing across the back only. Put the elastic in and secure it at both sides. Then sew the waistband down across the front.|
|You should have a nice flat front and a gathered back. (which should be nice and roomy for a behind as well.|
|Then in no time your little one (or you I suppose) will be rocking a new pair of Veckade shorts.|
|Maybe it will encourage summer to come a little faster and for the crappy weather to go away. Then we could grow real flowers outside…|
|Till then we will just enjoy the great indoors pretending it is hot and sunny all around us.
You girls are unbelievable. Almost every post you come up with the cutest kids clothes and you always write tutorials for them. Please continue the great work, you are my most favorite blog at the moment. Thanks.
I featured you on my blog.
I love the pockets! I also love that you were inspired by the boat. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
super cute! Love the belt, almost picked one up for my girl at Walmart today.
These are so awesome for summer! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:<br />http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-pleated-shorts-for-little-girls/2011/04/09/<br /><br />–Anne
Love these, found you via Craft Gossip. I have Norwegian blood so I love the planked boats too!
i love those pleated pockets! so clever.<br />www.bellefourche.blogspot.com
oh my gosh how cute!!!<br /><br />~selina
Hi I love all your tutorials! <br /><br />I link to you on my blog,<br /><br />http://cadischa.blogspot.com/2011/07/shwin-sisters-that-create.html<br /><br />Thx for bloggin :-)! <br /><br />Cadischa,
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