Saturday, November 18, 2017

Burda 9965 boy's shorts

Firstly, thanks for all the nice comments in recent posts. I know it takes some effort when we are all so busy. I really appreciate the thoughts.


I finished the shorts I was making for my son. Sorry he's at his Dad's so there are not photos of him wearing them. The pattern is the Burda 9965 which as you can see is for jeans type pants. I couldn't find the other Burda pattern I used to make his cloud shorts so I just used this one. It's got some weird details like the fold over flap at the hem and the maple leaf look pockets.. yes they are maple leaves as I just checked the pattern and it says "Imported for Canada". Anyone know if the flaps are for some purpose or just a design feature?


Oops, should have cropped out my foot!  This is some gabardine that I bought on our recent trip to Toowoomba. $3 for the piece at the op shop. He's hard to please with patterns and colours so I was pleased he liked this.


Best fly I have ever done and the best instructions ever (yes, even though it's a Burda pattern!).


When putting the zip the instructions tell you to fold a cm past the seam line. This makes the top part of the fly sit cleanly over and no seeing the zip under it. I'm sure I haven't had that instruction before (or if I have I don't remember it). Just makes such a neat finish. I put op shop purchased bias binding on the inside waistband and decided to use a snap as I didn't have a button in the right colour. Yes, and no grey zip in my zip stash but it doesn't matter as you can't see it at all! It was also a bit long so I moved the metal stop and made it fit.


Back view... it's not too noticeable but the pockets are not exactly even. It annoys me but I balanced time with annoyance factor and the time factor won out. Lets face it my son (nor anyone else most likely) will notice and the time to unpick it all and do it again just wasn't an option. My sewing time is limited and I need so many things.  I didn't put any elastic in the back waistband although it is a little loose however the way my son is growing, give it a number of weeks and they'll fit well. He loves them so I'm happy. A great basic. I need to make him some togs (swimmers) next but right now back to me!

4 comments:

  1. Great fabric find. Burda shorts patterns are the best and how great to have found fly instructions that work for you.

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  2. Your son's shorts look great!! Your construction is also equally great!

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  3. Nice work! Fly construction is always a puzzle for me. Yours looks great.

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