Back in April, as I had to stay home I got to sew a lot, especially for the kids. I blogged about most things already, but since I am not as good at blogging my creations as I was a few years ago, I failed to share one of the things I made as being part of a pattern test, and turned out to be one of the things my kiddo used the most. These are my final version of the Ginger Shorts, a pattern from Liola Patterns.
This is a straight size 5 on my boy. I haven't done another pair yet, and I am not one to repeat the same patterns over and over, but I see myself sewing at least another pair when the weather starts to warm up again next year (because we are going into Autumn right now, around here).
He wore these quite often, because they are comfy and easy to put on and off with an elastic waistband, which is a must for my lazy boy, and being a breeze to sew, with a different finished touch, they are a good pick for me too, because I get to cloth my child in a blink, and we're both happy.
We both love the original design for the pocket shape, and it is of course, what makes this different than just a pair of simple, plain shorts. You can also style this shorts by adding trim or piping to the seams, but I skipped that option.
This is a good pattern to use when you want to use up some scraps, or refashion a piece that is too small to refashion, because you can play around with the different pattern pieces and mix and match a couple fabric options.
In my case, I chose to refashion a women's mini pencil skirt, but - there you go - the fabric I could use from it, was not enough for the entire shorts, so I picked this cotton one I had recently purchased, which has two different sides to it, and used the plain one as contrast in the pockets area.
❤️ I couldn't love this goofy face more than I do ❤️