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Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts

@oliverands #SunnyDayShortsSunny day shorts front

I am a big fan of Oliver + S. The munchkin has about 5 pairs of Puppet Show shorts, and several bucket hats.

And then the Sunny Day Shorts were released as a free pattern!

I made up the size 4 for my nearly 3 year old nappy (diaper) wearer. They’re a bit big, but it’s winter here, so the plan is that she’ll wear them next season (although today it is 26ºC/79F here).

Of course I added front slant pockets, as it increases the likelihood of wear significantly, borrowed from my previous trusty plain shorts pattern from Happy Homemade Vol. 2 (re-released as Sew Chic Kids). Along with the cute back pocket from the same pattern.

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Fabric is Cloud9 grey arrow cotton chintz collection from Spotlight (Australia) which retails at AUD$9.99 per metre. I picked up a 40cm remnant piece for $0.80. Disturbingly, I was out of 3/4″ elastic, so the purchase of the elastic was the most expensive part of these shorts.

Fit seems great and am glad that I have a pattern that will stretch to 12 years of age and that I don’t have to add seam allowances to or trace.

Thanks Oliver + S!

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