I often take my kids fabric shopping with me. They rarely show any interest in anything in fabric shops. Recently though, they spied some fancy fabric at My Hung. At $21 per meter, it was more expensive than I’d normally pay for cotton fabric for kids, but it was super hero fabric and they LOVE super heros right now. Well actually they are obsessed with superheros. Really, really obsessed.
They now both have ‘super’ shorts, featuring cool Marvel comic, Superman fabric. They are both very happy, even though only one kiddo would allow me to take his photo today. Although, the only good photo which is above, was taken while I was holding his ankle to keep him still. The rest are
bad action shots.
I possibly need a new camera.
The shorts are based on the Oliver & S sandbox pants pattern, but I cut front pockets rather than the patch pockets and omitted some of the fiddly detail like the back pocket button and front tie.
As the fabric was so exey, I only purchased a 70cm cut to make a pair of shorts for both boys. With the contrast band and pockets made from fabric from the stash and sewing scant hem, this amount of fabric worked well and only cost $13.30 after a small discount. I guess they are still cheaper than store bought shorts.
I think you buy similar fabric from fabric.com for less than $8 per yard, but your kids have to be willing to wait for it to arrive. My American followers probably don’t realise how good they’ve got it with the super cheap fabric they can buy.