|Perhaps you remember the Veckade shorts I made for my little miss. Well I thought I would continue to pull from my Scandinavian roots and find some inspiration for shorts for my son. I made some basic long shorts.|
|I added a little cargo pocket on the side, since boys love to find and store treasures.|
This time I went with Finland as my inspiration. I am drawn to the blue against the crisp white in the flag. Finland has some really beautiful sculptural details. LIke this look out in Helsinki.
Or this beautiful building also in Helsinki. I love the white building with the large pillars against the cloudy sky. Just beautiful. It was then that I realized I had the perfect shirt in my stash just waiting for a makeover.
|Then as I understand this is really hard to see since it is white on white and I apologize for that... but you will sew a front leg to a back leg along the straight side. Then press it flat.|
|Next fold the pant leg so the right sides are together and sew along the other side up to the curve.|
|Next take your two pant legs and with one inside out and one right side out put one inside the other so the right sides are together. Then sew along the "U" shape.|
|You should have something that looks like a short now.|
|Trace the top of your pant to make a waistband and cut it out twice as tall as you want it. Then sew it together at the side seams. Then fold the waistband so the seams are in the inside.|
|Then you will sew the waistband to the pants. Sew the back first and put the elastic in then secure the elastic at both side seams and then sew the front. Hem the bottom and you are done. Flat in front|
|Elastic in the back, you have a simple yet stylish pair of "pocket" shorts or Tasku shorts.|
|Perfect for casual easter wear if your weather permits.|
|Yet they are still comfortable enough for a boy to be a boy in and jump all around.|