Another pair of Parsley pants! This time with dinos!

I added pintucks to the shorts.

Dino shorts!

Last week was Kid’s Clothing Week (KCW). The idea is to sew for one hour (minimum) each day making kids’ clothing. I didn’t do too badly, but I had trouble sewing all week and blogging too. So this is the last catch-up blog post for KCW.

Dino shorts action shot.

Dino shorts action shot.

After all those dresses, a certain someone was feeling a bit left out. And I had been promising to sew up this dinosaur print that has been in my stash for ages. So this was a great excuse. Originally I was going to turn this fabric into a shirt, but it’s way more practical as shorts.

I stuck with the standard pocket placement.

I made these shorts on the long side.

These are the Parsley Pants (as shorts) from Made by Rae. They are the same as the pair I made previously, but I skipped the flat front, and this time I used an 8″ inseam. My son is a fan of long shorts, and this way he might even get to wear them next year too.

I made these shorts in a size 6.

I made these shorts in a size 6.

I made box pleat pockets, which are a big hit. The pattern says you can adjust the pockets for a cargo look, but I stuck with the standard pocket placement. I also followed the included instructions for pin tucks.

Side view of the dino shorts. I made them an 8 inch inseam.

Side view of the dino shorts. I made them an 8 inch inseam.

And again, I followed the online tutorial from Made by Rae on using flat felled seams with this pattern.

A good view of the box pleat pockets. I top stitched and edge stitched.

A good view of the box pleat pockets. I top stitched and edge stitched.

These were an even bigger hit than the last pair, but then dinos are always awesome!

Flat felled seams for the inseam.

Flat felled seams for the inseam.

Summary

Pattern Review: Parsley Pants (as shorts) from Made by Rae.

Fabric: Dino Dudes in Navy by Michael Miller.

Size: 6.

Sewing Level: Intermediate (with the modifications below), or beginner.

Modifications: I followed the included instructions for added pintucks on the front and back, and box pleat pockets. I top stitched and edgestitched the pockets and pocket flaps. I also used flat felled seams in the inseam. I made these as shorts with an 8″ inseam.

Results: Great. I would recommend this pattern and will definitely make it again.

Dino shorts.

Dino shorts.

One Response to Rawwwwwr! Dino Shorts

  1. Super snazzy! I really wish I could sew as well as you do! I just stick to straight lines and hope for the best.
    Love the Dino Dudes print – cute name too!

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