Sunday, May 24, 2020

Long Shorts or Bathing Suit for Ken -Free Pattern (Barbie)

I found a pattern for wide leg Ken shorts on Fashion Doll Stylist Blog and tucked it away for a rainy day... Well, we recently had a couple rainy days, so I thought I'd make my boy dolls some shorts. My version has been shortened by 3/4" and I added a velcro closure to the back. Then just winged the sewing order. Other than still fighting with my sewing machine not working correctly... This pattern worked well and the shorts came together pretty quickly.
As you can see, the guys take picking their beach volleyball team ~very~ seriously😉

What I did:
  1. Cut 2 from from fabric of choice.
  2. Place right sides together.
  3. 1/4" seam allowance and hems:
  4. Sew crotch, start at top of U shaped cut out, sew down and around up to the (approx) black line, back stitch.
  5. Hem the bottom of the legs. I just folded the fabric over and creased it with my nail.
  6. Hem the waist band pieces.
  7. Flip the fabric so the right sides are still together but they look like shorts, you can see the waist and legs. Really don't know how to describe this so it makes more sense, you just have to work it and you'll see...
  8. Sew the side seams.
  9. Flip shorts so the right side is showing, fold the two opening pieces in the back and make crease with nail. Hot glue or sew velcro, or snap, for closure.
A pic of the back:

I promise you ~if your sewing machine works~, 
this is an easy project that can be whipped up in minutes.

Make something just for fun and have a happy day😎

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  1. They look great lynn, and it really looks like an easy pattern! Have a great week! Sandi

  2. Replies
    1. Hello, about 1/4" for all. Thanks, I updated the notes above-have fun:@)


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