I tested a child's short pattern for Little Kiwi Closet - the Jogger Shorts. The finished pattern looks lovely but I really haven't had a great time with the sizing for LP or her friends.
Photographing them was a mission in of itself!
LP would not stay still!
I made the simplest version up first and used encased elastic in the waistband. The fabric was from Fabric a brac and is a green french terry without a lot of stretch.
The finished version was a little too plain for my liking so I added some applique by hand to the finished product. These were 6-9 months (I think but could have been 9-12 I just can't remember when I finished them) and quite tight on LP at the time (despite her being in the size range).
Pair two have fake pockets and in the same fabric. I used flannel cut on the bias for the pockets. The faux fly was lenghtened in the final version and would probably look a little more polished than these.
Ok then round 3. I made these in stretch pinstriped denim from stash with cotton lycra for the waist band. I didn't quite have enough of the denim for the full pattern pieces so I pieced together one of the back leg pieces. The cotton lycra is lovely quality and from Fabric Mail*
The faux pockets are fun. But the space for nappies is lacking. I compared it with a pair of shorts that fit LP really well and the relationship between the back rise and the front is very different. I suspect the pattern would be better for non-nappy children! A bit disappointing given the number of makes I've made.