It all started when Todd's cousin suggested we try the Stack the States App. We, in turn, suggested the app for my nephew. This kid, Ford, has one of those genius minds. He now knows every state and it's capital and has moved on to knowing each an every country. He is probably doing 3rd or 4th grade math. How old you ask? SIX.
Ford requested a geography party for his 6th birthday, and I spotted the Our World fabric by Riley Blake while searching for party inspiration for my sister. When they requested shorts, I turned to the Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids Japanese pattern book. I had previously made a pair of these shorts for another nephew. They are pattern L, the knee-length shorts. I love the wide hem, front slant pockets, and rear patch pockets that comes with the pattern.
I know Ford checked the fabric for accuracy. I was actually a bit fearful that the pocket placement or seam line might make the shorts unworthy. Whew!! I love a quick project that can bring a smile! Many thanks to my sister for sending these photos.