Gray Shorts/Green Tee (KCWC)

I can’t believe the Kids Clothes Week Challenge is already over. Wow, one week goes by fast! Here’s another outfit I fell in love with this week. I finished these pants on Friday night, and I am so proud of myself for sewing Hudson a REAL pair of shorts.

Hudson loves them, too.

The pattern came from the Japanese sewing book below, called Happy Homemade vol. 2.  I’ve wanted to make these pants for over a year, but didn’t have the guts until this week. They are just so cute with the front slash pockets and the faux fly.

To my surprise, they came together really easily. I spent exactly 3 hours and 15 minutes from cutting the fabric to admiring the finished product.

The pattern used was letter “l”:

The fabric is a linen from Tex Carmel in the LA fabric district. It’s a wonderful weight for shorts and I love the gray. You can tell he’s already been wearing them from all the wrinkles in the picture below.

But that’s the great thing about linen; it looks great wrinkled!

The pockets are contrasted with another linen from Tex Carmel. I thought it was a straight black/gray/white weave until I started sewing and saw the tint of green. Even better.

After I forgot to sew down the top of the back pockets (hey, it was late), I decided to pretend it was on purpose and add some hand-stitched details. I especially like how the stitches look on the side of the leg.

And since every pair of shorts needs a shirt… I put this together on Sunday night. I don’t have a picture of him in it yet, so these will have to do. Pattern is… you guessed it: the Flashback Skinny Tee.

I actually hemmed the arms and bottom of this shirt. I usually just leave them raw, but I decided it was time to grow up and actually bother with hemming, ha. 🙂

I have the feeling this outfit will get a lot of wear this summer. I’m so glad KCWC pushed me to try something new! And I’m kind of sad it’s over…

But I’m not finished blogging about KCWC, yet! I have one more outfit to show you, probably tomorrow or the next day. Whenever I can get some pictures taken.

I’ll give you a hint. It involves ruffles.

Thanks for reading, friends! I’ll “talk” to ya tomorrow!


  1. says

    that is my favorite pattern (you probably know that already) and yours turned out great! I love the handstitching and the contrast pocket. Is the pocket construction clever? I really like it, except I always forget to sew the bottom of the pocket shut!

    • says

      Meg, thank you! I’m pretty sure I bought the book because I saw these pants on your blog and just HAD to make them. I was too scared to try the pattern for awhile (“reading” the instructions is always an adventure) but to my surprise they came together really easily. Now I can’t wait to make another pair!

      And thanks so much for KCWC. 🙂 I’ve had SO much fun!