Hi everyone! Today, I have a fun knock off for Heidi's Knock It Off series over at Elegance & Elephants! If you are new here at DBS, WELCOME! I'm glad you came over, please say hi!!!! I hope you enjoy these little shorts I made for my son Cai! I love knocking things off from stores! I often get inspired just shopping at Target! No lie. I'd much rather try to make something than buy it, well, depending what the item is. My last Knock It Off was this GAP hoodie rugby style embroidered shirt.
Today, I have a J.CREW knock off and it was pretty fun to copy!
J.CREW's colorblocked shorts ($49.50)... mine completely FREE! The fabric was given to me from a co-worker's overflowing stash, and I already had elastic & buttons in the stash! Yay!
So, for my pattern guide I used the Oliver + S Sketchbook Shorts. I moved the front pleats to the back. It looks okay. I tried to eradicate them completely, but Cai's waist is pretty tiny, so I ended up realizing I had to take them in somehow and thought back was better than front. I mean, who wears pleated pants anymore?
Unfortunately, I didn't really take many photos of my process for creating a tutorial for these, but I can if there is a huge outcry. Here are my modified pattern pieces.
I made sure to follow the pattern directions to make them flat fronted and added a brown button to make them like the J.CREW version! I loved the faux fly detail, too!
Well, I hope you enjoyed that! I loved making these! I hope they inspire you to attempt other knock-offs out there!