If you’ve read the Boy Shorts Sewing Patterns Round-up or Free Boy Shorts Tutorial Round-up posts, you know how much I love sewing shorts for my boys. There’s nothing quite like a project that goes together quickly with the knowledge that it will be plenty of use. The Spring weather was a bit abnormal around here this year. The groundhog promised us an early Spring so I became quite excited when the weather seemed to turn warm in early March. So, naturally, I started sewing shorts for the boys. By the time I had the Morocco Shorts pattern cut and half sewn, the weather took a crazy cold turn and hasn’t made it back to warm until just this past week. Which means, this super awesome pair of Morocco Shorts sat unfinished. Thank goodness things have turned around!
So let me tell you about this pattern. The Morocco Shorts pattern by Petit A Petit and Family is one of the first patterns created by the amazing Celina, queen of super, cool kids clothes and STYLO Magazine. Those who know and follow Celina have been begging her for years to please make patterns so we can attempt to make clothing for our children so they can be 1/4 as funky, and cool as her’s are. And she finally gave in and put us out of our misery. And let me tell you, this pattern is as great as I knew it would be.
The Morocco Pant and Shorts pattern covers a range of sizes from 2T-12 years and features ” – slim fit trousers or short length – fun tuxedo stripe or basic smart-looking pants/shorts – 3 different possible waistbands: regular, fitted or elasticized. – slanted side pockets – hem facings or rolled hem option – belt loops – double welt pocket with or without a flap – faux flap back pocket – front zipper fly or faux fly”. In other words—– pure fabulousness!
I went with the easiest option this time around, sewing option C in shorts length. This includes a flat front, contrast pockets, elastic waist, faux welt pockets on the back and hem facings. I used a mustard twill from Organic Cotton Plus, double gauze for the front pockets and blue Essex Linen for the waistband and back pockets. I seriously could not love these more. These shorts went together beautifully and I can guarantee you this pattern is going to get a lot of use. I absolutely can not wait to make the color blocked option.
In honor of this guys ever-changing personality, we put together a graphic t-shirt that I think just perfectly sums up the idea of childhood. This kid certainly plays both of these rolls on a continuous basis. Along with ninja, knight, vet, and any number of other characters. It’s a joy to watch him as he flips through his imaginary repertoire. At the rate he’s growing and changing, I know I’m going to blink and the love of imaginary play will be gone.
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