Okay - so yesterday I decided to work on a pair of shorts for my son - he really likes hot wheels, among other things, but is old enough to need sturdier fabric than quilter's cotton for his shorts. So I decided to make the shorts out of denim and add a border and a couple of pockets out of the printed material. Here is the result:
So - some questions:
1) do you think the border on the bottom is too wide? It kind of had to be to get the cars on, but I'm thinking of making another, similar pair with a different fabric, and want some opinions. My dh thinks it's a bit wide. Personally, I like the width. DS totally thinks they're cool as-is, but he would have liked the whole pair of shorts to be covered. So - opinions on that, please!
2) What do you think of the width of the shorts legs? I just shortened a pants pattern, and I'm thinking of making a bit more room for the next pair. But my boy is quite skinny, so he's actually got a lot of room in these. It would just be for the aesthetics and to match more the style of the day, ya know?
3) placement of that front pocket? DS requested it there, but I think I might like it either to be bigger in that location (had already made it when ds asked for the placement) or for that size, to be up a bit higher. Am I being picky?
Anyhow - any comments are welcome!
Oh, and both materials were from the remnant bin, so these probably cost me about $3.50 to make!