…and since it has taken me so long, I hope you like it. I think it’s a good one. I’ve spent time this week putting the finishing touches on the Beach Bum Hoodie and Board Shorts pattern so Shelly can take over and get the printing done for you to have your own copies.
This tutorial is actually the basis for instructions for the side seams of the shorts. This finish is more time-consuming than a standard “overlock and go” construction, but if you have kids who are ultra-sensitive to anything not completely flat inside their clothing (tags, “itchy” threads, pockets flapping or “wrinkly” (Ella calls them “crunchy”) or lumpy side seams, etc.), it’s well worth the effort. Bonus: they are very durable and attractive.
To get the most out of the slide show tutorial, please view in full screen and select “show info” for instructions. Should you prefer to view in a traditional flickr-y style, you can catch the full set here.
I welcome your feedback. If any steps are unclear or if you have a more streamlined way to achieve a similar result, please share!