The sewing went smooth and surprisingly fast. I expected to need more time but finished this pair in an afternoon with a lot of interruptions by both rascals and an intermission because the sun came out and we had to hit the playground. The ribbed waistband makes this pattern easy to sew and the fit is perfect (I made little rascal the size 2). They are also really sturdy, definitely a necessity around here (check out the worn down front of his shoes). I'll be making a lot more Kudzu shorts!