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SEW – Madras Checks Shorts

August 20, 2015

Roller Skate Shorts

SEW - Madras Checks Shorts Front(M)

Ms H goes for roller skating practise 3 times a week, where she has to wear short sleeved shirt and shorts. Since one of her regular shorts is becoming a bit small its time to replace it with a new one.
“Sew Chic Kids” Pattern I to the rescue. All the small details make the shorts super nice and less homemade. I am very proud how this pair turned out. She already wore the shorts to the practise and gave a big thumbs-up. May be i should stop buying shorts in store for the girls after this and start making every pair for them 🙂
SEW - Madras Checks Shorts Side-Back

Pattern: SEW CHIC KIDS pattern I
Size: 110cm (leg length 100cm)
Fabric: Mill made cotton Madras Checks from Cotton St.
Legs were cut at 100cm line by accident, so they are a bit short than they are supposed to be.
Changed the waistband to 2 piece waistband. This is an easy modification to introduce some fun element. The same was done for Ms J’s Denim shorts.
SEW - Madras Checks Shorts Front SEW - Madras Checks shorts Back

No inner leg tabs.
Back Pockets, Tabs, Outer waistband are done in lightweight denim.
Button-Hole elastic instead of regular elastic waistband. I did apply some interfacing before making the button holes on the waistband for the elastic.
SEW - Madras Checks shorts Detail1

1/4″ was added to the leg length, to hem it without exposed edges.
SEW - Madras checks shorts Detail2

The tab buttons are salvaged from Mr A’s old Levis shirt.
SEW - Madras checks shorts - Tab
Tried my best to match the plaid… totally forgot to match the vertical lines in the pockets 😉
Should have interfaced the front of the waistband, the buttons kind of pull it a bit.

Ms H wants a bow in the front, as her sister’s shorts have one and i am not sure of that…. might add if she insists on one though 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2015 10:10 pm

    So many cute little details in these shorts!!

    • September 1, 2015 10:59 pm

      I love the buttons Preeti… And I am happy I made the shorts with adjustable waist.

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