I recently tested the Little Loungers pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I wasn’t sure about the pattern when I started. I was having a hard time figuring out what fabric to use. I didn’t want to make another pair of jean shorts. For my first pair, I used some fabric I had on hand. I figured if they didn’t turn out, it wouldn’t be much of a loss. When they were done though, I loved them! So did my daughter!
I think one of my favorite features is the button tab. Mine doesn’t really button, it’s just for looks.
One thing I always look for, especially in girls patterns are pockets. You can never have too many pockets! For this pair I did patch pockets on the front and back.
The back pockets gave me such a hard time! I put them on according to the directions (there are no placement lines, just suggested measurements from the center back seam and the waistband seam) and they were so crooked and not lined up! I took them almost all the way off, had my long-suffering daughter try them on and pinned them where they should be. They looked much better!
I did an elastic waistband, but you can also do a yoga waistband and add a drawstring to it. I love the length of these – they’re long enough that they don’t feel like short shorts, but they’re short enough for Florida summer!
I also made a pair from this light weight denim look material (modal, maybe?). These are the knee length version and she says they are very comfy and will be perfect for winter.
The legs taper in a bit below the hip so they look kinda funny when you hold them up, but they look great on!
Get the pattern here or get the Mama pattern Linen Loungers or even better, buy both patterns in a bundle and make matching outfits for you and your kids. The patterns are on sale through Sunday midnight (central time).