A certain young man told me, the other day, "Nana, I need shorts with POCKETS." It seems that this essential element is missing from all his shorts, and since it has been warm lately, he has been wearing a lot of shorts.
I had a pair of shorts cut out for him, but I had used the last of the fabric, so I had to think of a work around.
Last fall, while I was at quilt retreat, I picked up this fabric. So I cut two six inch squares to make cargo pockets for the shorts I had already cut out.
I learned when my own boys were little that the serger is your friend in making kids clothes, fast. One trick I learned and still use, is how to pin pieces that are going to be seamed on the serger.
If you place the pin about 1.5 inches from the cut edge, the fabric stays where you want it, and the pins stay away from the blade.
In a fairly short time, I had a finished pair of shorts. I believe these will fit his requirements.
I have a complaint for the fabric companies. Skye and Everest only appear on a separate fabric, which comes in pink or lavender, and the rest of the characters are on red or blue. If you don't know the characters, Skye and Everest are the "girls" and the rest of the gang, Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Rocky and Zuma, are "boys". I can't think of any reason that all the characters can't be on all the backgrounds. (It is also scary that I know the character names.)
Meanwhile, the socks keep piling up.
These are tiny socks from leftovers.
I started a new sock, in spring colours.
They will cheer someones sock drawer, next winter.
And, of course, masks.
The pattern is called the Valami mask and you make them in batches of 5. I do find the process of making masks kind of depressing. I don't need one at the moment, because I am hiding at home. However, stores are starting to require them, so I am making a few for friends and family.