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The usually-mild summers mean we don’t even have an AC in our house, which is unfortunate for the Smooches as they try to stay cool at night. This oh-so-hot Denver summer conundrum was the catalyst for a jersey-short-making-spree around here (Burke only had one pair of jammie-esque shorts and pants just aren’t cutting it this summer).
These little jersey shorts are an easy sew (I made two pairs during one naptime). Add some stripes with a bleach pen and you have some seriously cute little lounge shorts. Your little guy probably needs some too- especially if it’s similarly hot (or AC-less) where you are.
To make some striped jersey shorts, you’ll need-
-an XL (or bigger) guy’s tshirt
-a pair of sample shorts
Trace with a fabric pen (stretch out the elastic waist before tracing).
Cut around the traced line, leaving a half inch perimeter on the side and at least an inch on the top edge (sorry it switches to the blue shorts here- I didn’t take pictures while I made the orange ones. It’ll switch back to orange when I’m explaining the bleach stripes).
Tell me friends- has your summer weather been crazy hot too? What are you doing to beat the heat?