I just discovered this adorable pattern and had to order it for Holt. If you have ever sewn for little boys, you know how limited the options are in styles, patterns and designs. This pattern is a little bit different than anything I have seen in a while, almost has a Euro look to it.
Anyway, I have the short pants made and I chose to line them as the fabric I used was rather flimsy. As it turns out, I think it would have made up fine without the lining. the short pants look black in my picture, but they are actually navy with ecru undertones.
About this pattern. Now, I always read through the directions before I make something and usually, I do it my way because I am somewhat a rebel in these matters. However, this time I did follow the directions to the letter, except for the lining. There were a couple of things I wish I had done my way. There is a dart right beside the button on the pants waist. The pattern calls for you to slash the dart open and gives no directions for finishing the the edges of the dart. I hate unfinished edges. I don't see the point of slashing the dart open. Maybe someone can enlighten me on that one!!!
I am working on the smocked shirt, which is white with ecru smocking.