Tie Dye Diva Potato Chip Shorts

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If you loved the Potato Chip Skirt* from Tie Dye Diva, you will love the new Potato Chip pants and shorts*. I was lucky enough to test these shorts, and they were a big hit with both my 3 year old and my husband!
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Sizes: 12 months to 9/10 years

Pattern Details:
flat front
elastic back
inset pockets
back yoke
decorative flap ‘pockets’
optional half belt and loops for girl’s styles.
Two shorts lengths – short inseam, at-knee Bermuda, and full length pants

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As always, the directions are well written and easy to follow. Step by step pictures show you where to sew, and how it should look! She even includes directions on how to adjust the pattern to achieve the right fit!

I have already made 2 pair for my little guy and have more cut and ready to sew soon!

Look at this pocket detail! You could even add some piping to make it pop even more!

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You can get your copy for only $6 through Tuesday 6/28/16 here*. After that, they will be regular price!

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Whimsy Couture Boys shorts

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!

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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.

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Pattern details:

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)
Crotch cutouts
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!

The pattern has clear pictures, with easy to follow written steps. If you run into an issue, Denise is available to help. You can find her in her Facebook group or over at DIY-Crush.

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