The made with moxie prefontaine shorts world tour kicks off today and I am so pleased to be one of the stops and to share my latest version! I tested this beaut of a pattern back in Spring KCW but this time, I made a pair for my daughter!
The pattern can be made in a range of fabrics and fits [U.S] sizes 18 months to 8 years and is available to buy from the Made with Moxie Shop.
“The Prefontaine shorts are designed to fit like the running shorts from the 1970s. They are slightly shorter and baggier than typical kiddo shorts. The pattern features front and back pockets as well as retro contrast trim.”
I made the size 4, which has well… lets just say… AMPLE… room for my daughter to grow. I’m just so convinced that summer is almost over, well, there is only about 5 weeks left of the school holidays, and I will be damned if I am making an outfit that is only going to last 5 weeks!! So I made a bigger size than was required! I used organic cotton/organic linen blend poplin as the main fabric, with an upcycled cotton flower print fabric for the back pockets and front pockets’ lining. The trim is upcycled as well from a men’s t-shirt! The shorts are sewn together using organic cotton sewing thread; mostly in shade #4801 [natural] but a tiny bit of #4818 [midnight] for stitching down the side trim.
The shorts are embellished with a dragonfly embroidery. I created this dragonfly embroidery pattern [free to download], waaaaaay back in March and I was intending on using it on a bag, but this just seemed the perfect opportunity to use it. I used organic cotton embroidery thread in shades #4812 [lavender] and #4813 [grape].
I forgot about my new zipper/piping foot until I was almost finished with the shorts. I used it to attach the side trim and boy did it make my life easier! I LOVE this sewing machine foot! It was so useful when I was sewing all the piping on my nature explorer bag and it made it a breeze when sewing in the ditch, attaching the trim! As per usual, I used my overlocker as much as possible… it just makes the seams look so nicely finished!
You can find Made with Moxie on Facebook as well, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour:
Monday, August 5 Petit a Petit & Sew Delicious
Tuesday, August 6 Buzzmills
Wednesday, August 7 The Southern Institute
Thursday, August 8 Sew Jereli & Max California
Friday, August 9 Sew Chibi & Living with Punks