The shorts are done, very quick and easy gift!! My DH's shorts are sewn with no alterations, but my son's I added 4 inches to the length. Due to the fact that he "will not show his knees EVER" that's a quote (it's a weird stage, those teen-age years). I even put cute satin name tags in them. If your in a pinch for a gift - sew up some cute sleep shorts, you can do it in an afternoon.