Summer Boys Shorts Pattern Review, Part 2

Happy Monday everyone! I’m picking up where I left off on the last post!

The second pattern I’ve been using to make shorts for my son is McCall’s 6548.


This pattern is for “Children” as opposed to “Toddlers” so the sizing was quite different. This is one we can continue to use for a few years. It is a great pattern, simple and quick, and I ended up making two pair. My son, being as impressionable as I am, wanted the green/blue/black color blocking as show in the pattern picture and those colors were easy enough to find.


As you can see, they are a little more roomy than the other style (see previous post for comparison), but still comfy for summer with some room to grow. I made a second pair in white/gray/black and took a larger seam allowance on the side seams and that helped quite a bit. So here goes with the Q&A:

  1. Pattern Description: Children’s/Boys’ Shirt, Top and Shorts
  2. Pattern Sizing: CCE (3, 4, 5, 6) or CHJ (7, 8, 10, 12, 14)
  3. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
  4. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but I usually only scan them so I’m maybe not the best person to answer that question!
  5. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Just the dependability of the brand, pieces all lined up, everything went together easily. It is a simple pattern but you can make it fun with different fabric choices. This did start to go down the road of the wide fit, but as I mentioned above, I changed things the second time around to combat that.
  6. Fabric Used: Cotton (black) and more mysterious “bottom weights” from the warehouse fabric store. Pretty sure the blue and green had more poly than cotton in the blend, but still a blend.
  7. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took an additional 1″ in on the side seam allowances on the 2nd pair I made to make them a little slimmer in fit. The first pair was too baggy/wide.
  8. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! They were quick & easy & my son loves them. If they don’t fit next year, I could definitely see breaking this pattern out for a few more pairs next summer.

So that’s it! Was it helpful? Do you think you’ll use either of these patterns to make up some shorts for your family members? Thanks for reading!


One thought on “Summer Boys Shorts Pattern Review, Part 2

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