Perfect for jumping in, apparently!
The pattern is number 13 from Patrones Ninos 288, made in a size 6 width and size 8 length.
I can't read Spanish and the pattern instructions (as you can see above) looked brief, so I didn't bother trying to translate but just looked at existing RTW shorts and followed David Coffin's general approach to trouser making and his details for making a proper fly (and I did better this time around than for my trousers :-)). The only conscious change I made was to add pleats in the front to narrow the waist for my string bean - otherwise I think my shorts look pretty much like the pattern. There was one pattern piece left over at the end (a rectangular piece that isn't a waistband or pocket flap - left of the shorts in the pic below). I suppose it wasn't essential...
The fabric is a lightweight black linen from Tessuti fabrics, left over from a UFO dress started a few months ago.
It's hard to see what the shorts look like when they're jumping about, so here they are laid flat:
|velcro closing pockets|
I don't tend to make too many clothes for my son so am glad to have made him something that was a bit more effort than a t-shirt. The waist is adjustable so I'm hoping these will fit for the rest of this summer and next.
|see ya later alligator!|