It is summer again in Northern Hemisphere countries…. Be it to fight the heat wave or to get more sunlight to tan your skin, clothes are getting thinner and shorter, summer is surely the most fun season of the year!!! My sewing is just as fun as your summer activities, I sewed some shorts for my kids, I truly enjoyed each and every one I made!!! Get the free pattern and tutorial and enjoy your sewing too….
I’ve been clearing out my wardrobe lately and found some clothes that can no longer fit into my….. ahemmmmm… “WELL FED” body! I think it is good to recycle them into some short pants for my kids. I tend to sew shorts for my love one, eg. for my husband [pattern here] and for myself, husband & my sisters [pattern here], perhaps shorts were by far the most seen and worn apparel in my family. We wear shorts every day at home since it is all-time hot and sunny here. Don’t envy because I have most of the sunbeam, I am hiding away from it and trying my best to cover my skin with lots of sunblocks when I need to go outdoors.
The origin of this kid shorts pattern is a combination of my daughter’s old shorts plus a modification from a pattern book. I changed the original slanted pocket to this rounded pocket after referring to the pattern book. I made the pattern into 2 different sizes for my kids, 7 years old and 3 years old.
[Update 2016: I have added the pre-teenage size in the tutorial]