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DinoROAR Tutorial Part 1


DinoROAR 1

 

I decided to break this up into 2 posts since there is A LOT involved. Part 1 will be the shorts and Part 2 will the raglan tee and vest.

Now, there are a few things I would change about the shorts and I will be sure to tell you exactly what they are and help you avoid the same mistakes I did. 😉

 

For the shorts I used –

About 1 yard of stretchy denim

Small pieces of dino print

Small pieces of blue cotton for lining

1″ elastic

 

 

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These are the front parts of the shorts. The red circles show where I cut for the faux fly and the green circles show where I cut the pockets. Now, when I do this again I will be sure to cut the pockets bigger and lower!!! I think it would have looked MUCH better.

Now, I seem to have misplaced the pics of the back legs…. But you cut them normally, without the pockets and faux fly extension.

 

 

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To cut the back parts of the pocket pieces, use the pocket cut out and make sure your pieces will be wider and much longer than the pocket cutout. 😉

 

 

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Now for the front part of the pocket. First, use the back of the pocket and cut the front part the exact same. Then take the piece of denim that you cut out to form the pocket on the shorts, place it over the front part of the pocket  and cut that part out.

 

 

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Take the front pocket piece and pin it to the right side of the shorts. Now, sew them together just at the part that is pinned.

Turn the pocket part in and press.

 

 

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Pin the back part of the pocket to the front side and only sew the parts you see pinned.

 

 

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Pin the front of the pants leg to the back with right sides together. Sew up the seam.

 

 

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Cut your back pockets, turn in about 1/4″, press and then another 1/4″. Pin three sides to the back of the shorts and sew on!

I would also have made the back pockets a bit bigger and put them lower. 😉

 

 

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Now, sew a finishing stitch across the bottoms of the legs, fold over about 2 1/2″ and press. DO NOT SEW YET!!!

 

 

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Pin up the inseam from the bottom of the leg to the start of the crotch curve.  Sew the seam.

 

 

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Fold the cuff half way on the outside of the legs and top stitch into place.

 

 

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Turn one leg right side out and one leg inside out. Slide the right side out down into the inside out. Pin all the way around and sew them together, making sure to follow the curve of the faux fly.

 

 

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Turn the shorts right side out and tuck the faux fly part in. Now, top stitch from the top and around the curve at the bottom.

 

 

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Sew a finishing stitch across the top of the shorts. Fold and press over by 1 1/2″. Sew the elastic casing making sure to leave an opening to insert the elastic through.

 

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Pin one end of the elastic and insert it through the casing.

Sew the ends of the elastic together using a zigzag stitch. Then sew the casing closed!

 

 

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You are all DONE!!!

Make sure to press every seam and every stitch that you sew! It helps to set them. 😉

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the raglan tee and vest tutorials!! 😀

 

I hope you have found this helpful! If you have ANY questions AT ALL feel free to use the Contact Me button at the top of the page to shoot me an email!

 

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Comments on: "DinoROAR Tutorial Part 1" (2)

  1. These are so cute…Stacie ,you amaze me.. Cutting out what ever you want to make.. Do you ever use a pattern? You are so creative.. great job.. The dinasouar fabric was adorable with the denim..Happy sewing..
    ps how are you doing with the move? Is Georgia getting better? Hope so. Been praying for you. Change is so hard..

    • THANK YOU, Judy!! I very rarely use a pattern but I have been thinking that I need some new things for me and I will definitely be breaking out the patterns for them! LOL

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for the prayers. They are truly needed. I am still having difficulty getting adjusted. But I am throwing myself into sewing, designing and schooling myself and the kids to help. It works. LOL I just stay too busy to think about it. 😉

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