|Ottobre Design Magazine: 06-2011-37 (boxer/sleep shorts) - Type:Kids(boys & girls)|
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|Pattern Description: #37 "Green Check" shorts from the 6/2011 issue. These are listed as pajamas in the magazine but I wanted to modify them for wearable shorts. |
Pattern Sizing: 128-170 cm I made a size 146 for my 11 year old; he wears a size 10 in RTW.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of, because I modified it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is the fourth time I've used this pattern so I didn't look at the directions. But originally I struggled a bit with the mock fly - I figured that out but decided to omit them on these shorts.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how the style looks almost "store bought." These are much better in my opinion than the patterns from the big 4. I can never find cool enough boy clothes for Mr. T in the big 4 so I took a chance on Ottobre and won! I like the length. And T loves them.
Fabric Used: I went diving into my stash and found this summery Stretch Yarn Dyed Cotton Shirting in Plaid Turquoise/White. It is 98% cotton 2% Lycra. It met the softness test for Mr. T and I had just enough with 1.5 yards. I bought it from Fabric.com back in April 2012 for a total of $5.07.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After I traced out the 146 size I put my medical exam paper over the front shorts pattern piece and traced out the pockets I wanted on the front - and added appropriate seam allowances. I then added piping to the front pockets, omitted the mock fly and added a back pocket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Most definitely! I love this pattern!
Conclusion: I love them! I really like when my visions of something turn out great. It doesn't always happen that way. lol.