It's been a long time since I sewed a garment for either of my girls. Anna is a fairly petite kid for her age so I made the 3/4T size. Unfortunately they only just fit :( I guess since I last sewed for her she has gone up a size! She will probably be out of them by the time summer rolls around, but luckily Lucy is waiting in the wings for all Anna's size 3-4 clothes. And I have lots of spare fabric so I can make a size 5.
The fabrics I chose are a shot cotton in charcoal from my local store, and a contrasting aqua herringbone that I had left overs of after using it to back a quilt. They are a great combo and I love the hidden detail of the contrasting inner waistband.
I made a conscious decision to sew with a solid fabric because I find that I'm often drawn to prints. Sometimes good wardrobe basics just need to be simple so they can be teamed with printed tees and accessories, and I hope these shorts will be a great basic for the girls this upcoming summer.
I sewed these up at a sewing get together with some friends. Amazing how much quicker a project is when you can sew without the distractions at home!
I'm really glad I invested in this pattern and I can see myself making several more pairs, both for my girls and also as gifts for friends.
This post is part of the Shorts on the Line sewalong. Shorts on the Line 2014 is sponsored by: Britex Fabrics, Hawthorne Threads, miss matatabi, and Soak Wash. Hosted by imagine gnats, small + friendly, and Kollabora.