|Screen shot from the Thread Theory site.|
He needed some new school shorts.
So, I figured, why not make three pair, get them out of the way.
Because sewing three pairs of mens shorts is full on without throwing a gorgeous 9 week old into the mix.
Thus, I got the three pair up to the zipper installed stage ..... and then finished one pair.
I used the last of some mercerised cotton I picked up on one of my Melbourne jaunts.
Pure cotton but the fabric needs just the sniff of an iron to look good.
The shorts (and indeed trousers) have a 'chino' style cut with a pieced back yoke and pockets.
The legs are a longer 'clam digger' style that can be worn rolled up.
I suggested shortening them but Hugo (and The Twins) were adamant not!
Thread Theory make seriously nice patterns.
Great details such as a professional looking zipper fly.
Very neat angled pockets.
With sturdy pocket facings.
And an awesome cut.
This is my second time sewing with Thread Theory.
I had previously made Hugo the Newcastle cardigan.
In the future I plan to make the Strathcona henley tee, the Goldstream peacoat, the Finlayson jumper and the Comox underpants (watch your eye doesn't get poked out with the last link)
I did purchase the PDF patterns for these garments and I won't fib, it is a big sheet to put together.
It matches up nicely enough but it is quite cumbersome to work with.
That said, once it is together, it makes a good stiff pattern to trace and I found it folded up just fine and will store in a large zip lock bag.
The instructions are good.
I did get a little confused a few times but I don't know if that was just my sleep deprived brain.
The fit is quite slim.
Hugo measured up for the smallest size with his waist and they are border line too slim in the leg (in my opinion, not his).
Otherwise, no extra fitting required. I could make these, again, without trying them on my gorgeous son even once.
Modelled shots soon!