Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns

Summer and Shorts and Summer…

Preparing for Spring and Summer means finding the perfect pair of shorts. There I said it – and finding a pair of shorts that stay in place is key while being able to still move around! As soon as I heard New Horizons Designs was releasing the Girls Portlander , I knew these would be it!

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There are tons of various pattern options available by different designers for girls shorts and pants but most of them are made of woven or have a snug fit. I wanted something that would work for girls so that in the winter, I could reuse the pants portion of this pattern.

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I love the Girl’s Portlanders as shorts because they are a quick and easy sew that uses knit fabric; there is no elastic required. The fit is perfect and the sizing is identical to Ready To Wear clothing – although I measured my child before cutting my pattern, I find this to be important.Portlanders-Girls-size-chart.jpg

I adore pockets – especially because little ones love to collect things in their pockets. If you don’t have a coverstitch or topstitching machine you can easily use a single or twin needle on a regular sewing machine that will create a similar effect. I love the details (even with them being so small).

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18902657_10103535992679305_1222539939_n.jpgI adore pockets – especially because little ones love to collect things in their pockets. If you don’t have a coverstitch or topstitching machine you can easily use a single or twin needle on a regular sewing machine that will create a similar effect. I love the details (even with them being so small). The waistband is perfect – it maintains its hold throughout the day and I love the added option to add a drawstring. Aren’t sure of what to buy for the drawstring?

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I used these 1/4 inch 2 part eyelets and they turned out to be super easy to work with! I purchased these from my local Joann Fabric’s. If you’re nervous about drawstrings – check out my blog post here on how to make your own (it is really easy)

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Grab your copy of the Girl’s version here19074976_10103556223840895_2038297298_n.jpg

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Don’t forget about yourself…Grab the women’s version HERE, or the bundle with women’s and girls HERE!

All fabric used is from Knitpop and Vinegar and Honey Fabric Co. and The Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe.

Learn more on how to make your own drawstring – click here

Learn more on how to add binding to your pockets – click here

Learn more on how to add lace and trim to your designs – click here

Note: this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you choose to purchase a pattern, a small portion of that gets recycled into my fabric/pattern addiction – this is at no cost to you! All opinions are my own!

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