Pattern Description: The Kwik Sew Sewing for Toddlers is a book with patterns that you can trace off for a wardrobe of clothes for a Toddler. There are instructions for many different adaptions of these basic patterns. These are shorts I have adapted from the pants pattern. I have made 2 pairs of shorts. shorts
Pattern Sizing: T1 - T4
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, they are a basic pairs of shorts with some trimming on them.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very easy Kwik Sew instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like these patterns as you can trace off the size you need and do many adaptions.These shorts are for my grand daughter.
Fabric Used: I used the denim offcuts that were left from the recent jeans that I made for my DH. I am trying to use all of a fabric I am making up instead of putting the leftovers back into the stash wher they seem to take up as much space as the original length. I also used some small amounts of printed cotton from the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I haven't made any alterations to the basic shorts pattern, but have done some addditions. I had seen shorts similar to these on a blog and decided to knock them off. The pockets go from the front to the back and have elastic in the top. the trim at the bottom goes all the way around the legs.
For the pockets- I cut the pockets 10 inches wide. I stitched down each side 1 cm in and pressed over on the fold line.
For the top - I did a narrow hem and then pressed and sewed a casing for the elastic. I used 6 1/2" X 1" elastic in the top and stitched it down within the side seam allowances. I then did two gathering rows on the bottom of the pocket.
Attaching the pocket - I joined the side seams of the shorts and marked a spot 3" either side of the side seam and ruled a line from the top to the bottom of the shorts on either side. I then placed the pocket on these lines and lined up the bottom. I ten pulled up the gathering threads and stitched down the bottom and then the sides of the pocket.
For the bottom trim - Sew the inner leg seams and then measure the circumference of the legs and cut 2 pieces of fabric 2" by this length plus seam allowance. I stitched a line 1cm from the edge and folded over this for hem outside allowance. Place raw edge, RS of trim to WS of leg and stitch with 1cm SA. Fold trim to RS and stitch down along folded edge.
Finish the shorts by sewing the crotch seam and casing and elastic at top.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may not sew these shorts again but will definitely be sewing patterns from this book again. I recommend this book to others.
Conclusion: I think that I have just about every pattern traced out in every size in this book so it has been well used over the years.