The girls are growing fast. And that means new clothes. Yay!
With the weather warming up, I purchased the Dana Made KID shorts pattern, picked out some mid-weight Cath Kidston strawberry fabric, and measured up those lovely pudgy waists. The Bee, age 4, measured an age 7-8 in this pattern. The Smidge, just turned 2, measured size 6! Either I have large girls, or the pattern runs a little small – a bit of both, I suspect.
Either way, I loved making these shorts. The downloadable PDF was easy to use, and although it was a bit strange having to log onto the website to use the instructions there (I think I’ll print them out next time), they came together really easily. I chose to make the flat front version in size 6, secretly confident that – despite measurements – they would fit The Bee.
But just as the measurement chart predicted, they did fit The Smidge! So she romped around the park in them this afternoon, playing Poohsticks and rolling down hills getting them lovely and muddy. Toddler bliss!
I really liked the simplicity of this pattern, and love the way the shorts turned out. I might make them a bit shorter next time: after all, she’s still toddler height, even if she’s wearing a size 6 because of that lovely baby belly! The only real downside was having to swap back and forth between two different tutorials on the website, as the flat front instructions refer you to the basic instructions in a couple of places: it would have been easier to have all the instructions for each version in one place. It was still pretty easy to follow though, and I will definitely make these again. Speaking of which… The Bee was most disappointed that these ones didn’t fit her, so I have promised to make her a pair of her own in a larger size. I’d best get to it then!