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Has anyone made the class picnic shorts for a boy?

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    I want to make some shorts for an 18 month old boy. My friend likes to put her boy in short shorts because she likes his “chubby thighs”! Stubbies http://www.stubbies.co.nz/about-us/ were very popular in New Zealand and Australia in the 70’s and I’d like to recreate something similar for my friend. So, has anyone put a boy in this pattern or are they just too girlie? I realize I would have to change the faux fly stitching to the other side.

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    No but I think they would make awesome boardies!

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    @jwo, @with-love-heidi has and they looked great.

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    @motherof5 Thanks for the heads-up

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I made lengthened ones for my older nephews, who were 8 and 10, last Christmas. They wore them all last summer and have been worn this summer too!
    I used bias binding instead of the facing piece. I think this could work well for the younger boy too.

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    @jwo ,I must confess, when I made these https://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/7738716408/in/album-72157626639099661/ I made them with the hand-down-in-mind for a boy.
    I would absolutely put hem on a boy and definitely in a plain colour.

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    @motherof5 and @with-love-heidi, Thank you both. I’ll defintely sew them up for the little lad. @motherof5 those shorts a very cute!!! I think the pattern will give the desired result

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    @jwo Another option might be the free purl bee city gym shorts which have a definite stubbies vibe – though they look pretty luxe here in Liberty. Not how I remember stubbies!
    http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2014/07/24/corinnes-thread-city-gym-shorts-for-all-ages/

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