Only slightly boring black shorts.

Only slightly boring black shorts.

There was a need for all black shorts. Not wanting to make the most boring pair of shorts in the history of boring shorts, I used this Ottobre pattern which has lots of cute details. Of course, black is really hard to photograph, but in real life they remind me of tuxedo pants.

Ottobre 03/2013 Pattern 10

There were a few bumps along the way. See how nicely that back pocket is sewn on? Too bad it’s through both back pieces.

It’s looks even better after the second go.


The shorts are slightly large on him – he’s due for a growth spurt anyway. This pattern was fun to sew and I’m already imagining better ways to use all the details. I kind of love welt pockets, but I always go back and watch Sew Better, Sew Faster before I do them.

The Details
Pattern Ottobre 03-2013-10 Size 122
Fabric Type Interlock Knit
Stretch Factor 25%