August 10, 2012

Mr. Social's Black Shorts

We're more than half way through summer now, and I am far away from my goal of making Mr. Social 4 or 5 pairs of shorts. Oh well. That's what happens when you live without a/c for most of the summer, sewing time is seriously limited.

I actually finished these shorts quite some time ago. Somewhere around mid to late June if I recall correctly. It was just hard to get any pictures of them due to Mr. Social and I having opposing work schedules. For most of the summer we actually haven't had much time together, so when we got to spend the day together on Simcoe day (more commonly known as Civic Holiday) I got him to wear these shorts just so I could get some decent pictures of them :)

These are a variation of Burda 7626. A simple pair of elastic/drawstring waist shirts, I added front pockets and omitted the drawstring bottoms. Seriously simple shorts.

I had actually made a pair of these for him last summer that included the drawstring bottoms. Sadly, they met an unfortunate end that rendered them unwearable, so bits and pieces of them went into this new pair (mainly the elastic drawstring at the waist). Since these are such an easy project, I'll end up making another pair for him that include the drawstring bottoms for more casual wear. Which will mean another trip to High Park to try to catch a glimpse of the baby Wallaby (we didn't see the little guy on this outing) and to get more pics to show off my handiwork.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. So cool! I bet they are really comfortable, too!

  2. Apparently they are, but my choice of fabric could have been better. Brushed cotton twill (crazy soft) + cat hair = constantly attacking the shorts with a lint roller