oh how i've missed those pudgy knees.
i broke down this time and bought a shorts pattern--dana's wonderfully versatile kid's shorts pattern. it goes from age twelve months to ten years, so i think i'll get my monies worth out of it. so many shorts are going to be made! here is pair number one.
i'm in love with these shorts--the rolled up legs, the black and white striped details, the pink top stitching--swoon. i like that they look a bit like denim but are actually a really lightweight cotton, making them perfect for the sticky virginia summers. i also like that i got over a yard of this fabric at the thrift store for a dollar.
the pocket fabric was another thrift store score, this time from a pillow case. i couldn't resist also using it to add a (pointless) tab to the back pocket and bias bind the seams of the rolled up legs. it's a bit lightweight, and thus a bit see through, especially when there's a neon pink shirt tucked in behind it, but i don't think margot notices.
the pattern is wonderful. the baby sizes even have extra butt room to accommodate a diaper (one of the things that made me hesitant about drafting my own shorts patterns). it specifically says disposable diaper, but margot is wearing a cloth diaper in these pictures and the shorts fit just fine, even with the extra bulk.
*unapologetic baby bum shot*
i plan on using this pattern many, many, many times in the future. it comes with a lot of fun variations and is simple enough to be endlessly modified. i've already completed my next pair, changing up the pattern a bit to make for a more bermuda-shorts like style. they're adorable. hopefully i'll get some pictures of those this week.
we're probably still a couple of weeks out from actually having shorts weather around here, but i am certainly looking forward to seeing a lot more of those little knees.