Since summer is finally arrived, my little bean was in need of shorts. Time to try out the Sunny day shorts by Oliver + S Patterns. It`s a free pattern for basic shorts. Exactly what I was looking for, it`s so easy to customize. You can alter the pattern to whatever your heart desires. That`s what I did. I altered the pattern quite a lot.
I added side pockets, and a tinny back pocket. I`m pround of the back pocket! It was my first time to sew one of this kind (does anybody know how they`re called?). It looks like I`ve allined the stripes, but let me tell you, that’s just a happy coincidence! Anyway, back to the pattern chances. I added a front closure and i shortened the legs. I sewed the shorts a little bit bigger, than my girls size. So she can wear them the whole summer.
As you can see in the pictures I attached a buttonhole elastic to adjust the pants to her waist. She`s growing so fast.
So that`s why, the waistband is so wavy at the moment. Since I made them bigger, I had to tighten the elastic quite a bit.
The camomile plant has just the same color like the yellow of her pockets inside. And the poppy`s the same shade of red as the button. That`s luck, isn`t it? And yes, the button is the same i already used here. I still have a few of them in my stash.
The fabric is taken from an old shirt. Are you already tired of my upcycles? And the yellow one is a cotton i bought locally. I love the fresh kick, yellow give`s to summer clothing.
She seems to like her new pants, and I like them as well. I`m sure that wasn`t the last time that I used this pattern. Maybe I`ll make them smaller next time.