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Fun ruffle leg shorts for a cool summer
These shorts are part of my "You are are my sunshine" outfit (find it here: http://sewtlc.blogspot.co.il/2013/02/you-are-my-sunshine-summer-outfit.html). They are great for summer, nice and cool, and the ruffle makes them nice and girly.

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  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pattern
    You are welcome to download my pattern. It is size 3-4T. If not you can use any shorts pattern, and add the ruffles on the bottom, instead of hemming. For my pattern add 1/2 an inch seam allowance!

    What you will need
    1/2 yard of knit fabric

    Cutting
    Cut out two front pieces, two back pieces, two of each pocket pieces, two very long strips (as long as your fabric) 2" wide
    Cut a strip 24" by 3" for the waist band

    Sewing
    First we are going to make the pockets on the front pieces. Pin your rounded pocket piece to your front piece at the rounded part, right sides together and stitch along the rounded part.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Snip the rounded part. Fold the pocket piece to the back of the shorts piece and topstitch along the rounded part.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now flip your shorts piece over and place the full pocket piece on the rounded pocket piece, right sides together, matching up the rounded part. Sew the two pieces together on the rounded part. Make sure you just sew together the pocket pieces, not the pants piece.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the front piece to the back piece and sew the side seams. Make sure that the pockets are lying flat.

    Sew the inseams.

    Turn one piece right side out and insert it into the piece that has the wrong side out. Match up the center seam and sew together.

    Take your two long strips and fold them in half on the long side. Press. Ruffle your strips.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut your strips to be 18.5" each. Sew together each strip to form a loop (half inch seam allowance).

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the loop to the bottom of the leg, lining up the raw edges.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip the ruffles down and topstitch around the leg.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is what your shorts should look like now.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold your waist band to form a loop and sew together on the short side. Fold the loop on the long side and pin to top of shorts, lining up the raw edges. Sew the band, leaving a 2" space open to thread your elastic.

  • How to make shorts. Ruffle Leg Shorts - Step 10
    Step 10

    Measure your child's waist and cut elastic accordingly. Thread the elastic through the casing and then sew it together on the short sides. Sew together the little opening.

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