Living in Arizona means you wear shorts about ten months a year. So the search for a favorite pair of shorts was a must! We are still using cloth diapers (although the end is near, I can feel it!), so a little extra space is needed.
I went through a few different pairs until I found “the one”, but now that I have, I can’t stop! The pattern is Brindille & Twig’s Pocket Shorts: https://brindilletwig.com/products/pocket-shorts-053
They have a yoga waistband (no elastic) and optional drawstring. They fit over my Little’s cloth bum with no issue!
Here is the first pair I made:
The blue and stripes are both from Flying Pig Fabrics (https://www.flyingpigfabrics.com). Their Cotton/Lycra is absolutely amazing! I’ve tried ordering from a few other sites, but nothing compares! It’s a nice 12oz weight, and amazingly soft.
The construction of these shorts makes them so fast to make! Also, the Little loves finding sticks or rocks and sticking them in pockets, so I think they’re a win in his book, too! These are the 18-24m size. After about a week, I made three more pairs:
The stripes again are Flying Pig, but the others I can’t remember. The grey are French Terry with a little less stretch, and still fit him great:
This summer, I made him a few more pairs, and decided to size up to the 2/3T, taking in just a hair more on the seam allowance. They are a tad big on him, but from how much he grew this summer, I know the 18-24m size isn’t going to last much longer. Here’s a few of the pairs I made this summer, all made from Flying Pig fabrics. It seriously is my absolute favorite go to for Cotton/Lycra, if you couldn’t tell!
And yes, that is a banana used as a prop. Bananas are our number one requested snack at the moment, so I thought it was fitting! 🙂
Again, this is one of my current favorite patterns for the Little! Such a quick sew, an easy way to add a pop of color and use up scraps, and the fit/length is great!
Let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by!