My nephew is here on holidays (with his Mum, my sister, and big brother) and yesterday he broke his arm! He has a cast on for the next 6 weeks. Being only little, he is having a some trouble managing his button up shorts and my sister mentioned a shopping trip to purchase some elastic waisted shorts. Well, if you've read this blog for any length of time you will know that I have 'ishews' when it comes to boys shorts in wacky fabrics (ie I cant seem to stop making them)! I immediately dragged wee Timmy to the sewing room and instructed him to pick out some fabric!
He picked out some yellow and white striped canvas (Ikea) and I immediately thought of Dana's Racer shorts tutorial. I've made a pair of denim racer shorts using this tutorial before and George wears them quite a lot. I've always wanted to make some more, but, well George just does not need more shorts!
I used a Kona solid (don't remember the colour name) to make some bias binding in my Simplicity bias tape maker.
I liked the back pockets I added to Georges version of these shorts, so I repeated the detail on this pair.
Timmy also picked out some Blah Blah Blah fabric. I used the same pattern, but left off all the details, including the Bias binding. These only took me about 20 minutes to make!
I thought Tim might get a laugh out of an "ants in your pants" label.