I love when I can find a pattern for boys that will last for my little guy! He is a string bean, so I generally have to blend sizes to get the width and length right. When Denise and I were talking, I mentioned I was looking for shorts patterns for him. She offered up her Boy’s Shorts Pattern for me to sew up and write about. It took me a bit to decide what fabric to use, as nothing was jumping out at me. Finally, I remembered I had some Star Wars fabric in a bin, and I thought my almost 3 yr old would love it!
It took me 2 full weeks of trying different bribes to get pictures of him in them. These are the simple shorts with no pockets in a straight size 3T. I think the next pair, I will use the slimming option included to slim the legs just a bit for him.
Sizes included: 0-3m- size 8
Fabric choice: quilters cotton, any other lightweight non-stretch material
Sizing chart to cut out your fabric (no full sized templates)
Pocket shapes for all sizes
Belt loops in 2 sizes faux or working
Instructions for a flat front or all around elastic waist
This pattern is created a little different. There are no full sized pattern pieces, you cut out a rectangle and fold it and use a template to cut out the crotch curve and slim the legs (if desired). At first, I was a little skeptical of not having the full pattern to lay out and cut, but once I did it, it was much faster! There was no printing 6-8 pages, taping, etc.. I used my rotary cutter and ruler to cut out my rectangles, and had these ready to sew in about 15 minutes! This will be a great pattern for making multiple pair at a time, as I can lay out 3 or 4 fabrics and cut them all out at once!