A Pair of Buffalo Plaid Shorts

Another recent JoAnn clearance isle find was this black/gray buffalo plaid. I bought enough to make a pair of shorts for each of my boys, and since Weston has been a bit short changed in the handmade department lately, I made his first.

This was my first and only KCW project, and I’m finally only blogging about it now, but one is better than none, right?

I decided to draft the shorts myself, since it would be something new for me, and really enjoyed it. I used a pair of his shorts as a guide.

I also added a faux fly and button. For Wyatt’s pair I think I’ll add a functioning zip fly and button if I’m feeling not so lazy.

The waistband is adjustable with buttonhole elastic, which is a necessity for a growing boy.

I’m thrilled with how these turned out. Usually I regret not making a muslin first with projects like this, but this was one of those (rare) times when almost everything worked out as I had imagined.

And Weston wears the shorts as often as I’ll let him, which makes both of us happy!

I would say that he likes the shorts better than he likes modelling, lol. He’s a good sport though, and secretly I think he enjoyed it.

Or not.

One thing’s for sure, this boy is our little drama… king? Always full of emotion in one way or another.

And the sunglasses were all Weston. I wasn’t going to mess with that face. So… Since I’ll be grading the pattern for Wyatt’s pair, I’m thinking of making it into a full pattern if I could get it done in time for summer. What do you think?

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  1. YES Pattern PLEASE!!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!! =) Your patterns rock and my boys need shorts SO bad….and I’m too lazy to do the drafting part myself.

  2. These look great! A pattern would be awesome. I’d love to make these for my little guy!!

  3. These are so cute. Perfect really. Those pics are pretty much the cutest things I have ever seen!!!

  4. Those are super cute! I’d love to make some for my boys if you’d share the pattern. That would be fabulous :)

  5. I LOVE the shorts! and Weston cracks me up! He is not the curly hair baby I remember from two summers ago – can’t wait to see you all next month!!!!

  6. I love the shorts, a pattern would be awesome. Weston is a cutie…!!

    Thank you for sharing…;o)

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