If you are like me, summer hit and you realized your kids didn’t have enough summer clothes. Sunny Day Shorts to the rescue! This is another free pattern from oliver+s which means you can be sure the pattern is very well written and if you find yourself in need of more visual help, there is even a photo tutorial to guide you every step of the way. Not only do these sew up easily and use very little fabric, they are a blank slate for your embellishments or adjustment to the style. You can add patch pockets, use flat felled seams to give it a little polish, color block them, or even add fun trim.
The peachy dot fabric from my Art Gallery Fabric stash is the shorts pattern as written. My girl wanted these as her bathing suit cover up shorts as you can see here, but the fabric is lightweight enough they could even be summer pajama shorts.
The dark gray shorts in Cloud9 Koi It’s a Plus organic cotton were given a playful embellishment with a ruffled bottom. This is a fun way to add a little length as well. I’ve always liked this print, but the more time I spent with it in my hands, the more I appreciated how rich the individual jewel tones are in this fabric. I started envisioning a summer dress or top and all the fun colored accessories to be worn with it.
While Made for Kids Month is soon drawing to a close, I hope that a basic like the Sunny Day Shorts pattern will give you the inspiration to outfit your kiddos for the rest of the summer! I can’t wait to see your take on the pattern and your fabric choices! Be sure to share your efforts by tagging your blog, Instagram,Twitter, and Flickr posts with #madeforkidsmonth!