I made these shorts for the boys for Christmas.
I "made" the pattern myself, by following some instructions on how to do this using an existing pair of shorts and tracing around them. Unfortunately I cannot find the link to the instructions right now, so I shall describe what I did.
- Fold the existing pair of shorts in half - so that the "fly" part is folded in the centre (hope that makes sense?!)
- Neaten and flatten them out, place them on some paper and trace around them
- Add a bit for seam allowances to the tracing
- Cut out the pattern piece and cut the fabric
These actually turned out a little bigger than I would have liked, but I did learn a few things and I will have a better idea of what I want and how to get it if I try this again. Either way, the boys love them and wear them so all is good!
I also knit this little skirt for Miss F early in the new year.
The pattern is loosely based on the Pinwheel Sunhat. Next time I would make it slightly bigger, but as is it fits ok. If she didn't wear cloth nappies it would fit better! Must work on toilet training her!