So here’s my review! I did enjoy the challenge of these shorts-but they were easier than I thought they’d be! I did have a little problem with the pockets…in the pattern they are just for looks (I think) and I couldn’t figure out how to put them together. So I made ’em how it made sense to me, and made them functional. They are very shallow and small-but big enough for Sadie to stash her Pez or a hairband or two. I like how they look anyhow!
I cut out a size 2, and it fit pretty well, a little roomy in the waist (that was my bad, I should have cut my elastic for the back a little smaller), and the crotch is kind of low, but those aren’t huge deal-breakers for me. Plus, Sadie is small for her age, so it’s kind of her fault, really. 😉
The zipper was surprisingly not very hard to put it-I just had to read the directions a few times and use my seam ripper once or twice. (or twenty) I also love the little cuff on the bottom and button tabs on the sides-it adds a fun little detail that wasn’t hard at all to do. I forgot to add the belt loops but I’m fine with that. (read: lazy!)
And I LOVE the back-the cute pockets and the elastic waist make me smile! I didn’t realize how sewing through the elastic makes it look more professional, but it soo does. Right? right…
I made these from a pair of linen pants I found thrifting for $2, I wanted to make a summer staple for her wardrobe so that’s why I went classic with the linen.
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