These are a loose fit stretch shorts with an stretch/elasticated waist. They are Bermuda length (just above the knee)
There are also 2 different fits, slim and regular. This is based on measurement charts for slim and regular sized children and not in regard to how the shorts will look in terms of fit.
Check the measurement charts below to see which version is the better fit. N.B.tHIS IS THE Slim/tODDLER LISTING
The toddler/baby has an ease of around 4-5 cm (1.5”-2”) around hips and waist. The slim fit has ease of around 5cm (2”) around hips and waist
You will need either a sewing machine with a stretch stitch or an overlocker/serger.
Suitable for 4 way stretch fabrics with a 30%+ each way such as Cotton lycra and French terry.
Bands should be constructed from a jersey knit with a 4 way stretch at 50% and good recovery.
The panel front/back and pockets are ideal for showcasing fabrics, scrap busting and using fabric panels.
1) Plain shorts with regular waistband
2) Blocked side panel shorts with fold-over/yoga waistband. No pockets
3) Blocked side panels with short pockets. Elastic waistband
4) Blocked side panels with piping and long pockets. Fold-over waistband.
These are just 4 examples of the options that can be combined for this pattern. You could have a short and long pocket combination. A plain leg with a pocket leg, a colour blocked leg with a pocket leg. Use up all your scraps, make all the shorts!