As mentioned in the previous post “ruffle skirt sewing pattern” that my girl has grown up and most of her old clothes are getting a little too small for her to move comfortably. Being an Asian, we generally have smaller body build, though she is now officially a teenager of the age of 13, she is actually wearing a pre-teenager size, about the size of 150cm (59″) in height or equivalent. She needs a pre-teenager shorts to wear everyday at home since we have warm days throughout the year. This navy blue pre-teenage shorts is one of them that I sew for her to replace all her old small shorts. By looking at her growth rate, soon, I will need to develop the teenager size as well.
Pre-teenager at this age will start to grow taller and building bigger hipline (for girls), in order to let them feel comfortable with the shorts,the length is longer, the hip measurement in the pre-teenager shorts sewing pattern is broaden, along with a modified crotch line to suit the growing hip and lower abdomen. Same as the kid shorts pattern and toddler shorts pattern, pre-teenager shorts pattern comes with two front pockets and elastic waist band.
Please refer to the basic sewing shorts tutorial (see the link in the blue bar at the beginning and ending of this post) on how to sew this pre-teenager shorts. You can get the downloadable and printable 8 pages of letter size sewing pattern in the tutorial (together with kid size and toddler size sewing patterns respectively). Print them out in a non-scaled printing setting, join up all the pages to make a full size sewing pattern. There is a 2″ marking on the paper pattern (page 4) for you to measure and confirm if you are printing them in correct size. Cut the templates out and start sewing 🙂