Friday, June 7, 2013

Whale of a Tale Shorts

If you knew my little man, you would know that these are the PERFECT shorts for him.  When I saw this great fabric online, I knew I had to have it!  

How are these perfect?  Well, my 3 year old is a fish!  If he could live in water he would.  He loves to swim, soak, splash, spit.  You name it, if it involves water...he is so there!

(My husband said he wished that the fabric was board short fabric because it was so perfect! Hint Hint Fabric Company)

The first thing I did was decide on my pattern.  I used a pair of size 3 pants to make a pattern.  I then drafted a pocket.  I was originally going to put the pockets on the outside, but changed my mind when my husband just about barfed at the idea.  (No seriously, he thought they looked like "girl" pants.  And he isn't a "girl".)  So instead, the hubs suggested using the fabric I bought to make a 4th of July dress for my 3 month old for a contrast inside the pocket.  LOVE IT!  Isn't he brilliant!  He did grow up with a great seamstress mom, so frankly, I shouldn't be surprised and his great sewing advice.


See!  Doesn't that look SO cute!  Just a little peak-a-boo of the great WAVES.  Nice, eh?


Now a photoshoot.  I will admit I got a bit carried away with the pictures, but I couldn't help myself.  There were so many that he just looked ADORABLE in.  

Can you tell I'm a proud Mama?


He enjoyed his "bath toys".  So much in fact that he had to "take a bath" right after the shoot.  Even though it was only like 5:30pm.  My husband was a bit confused, but it worked out alright.

I know the shorts aren't really in this picture.  But I love this picture!


Okay, I'll stop now!

But can't you see how these are so perfect for him?

So, what do you think?  Tell me your "Whale of a Tale"! 


  1. These are so cute, and the contrasting pockets are perfect! Where did you find the fabric? I've got quite the nautical obsession myself and would love to get some for my little fish!

  2. Toni, I bought it on Fabricworm. I believe it was Robert Kaufman fabric. Not 100% sure.