Checkered Linen Summer Shorts {Pattern 3}

The main thing I’ve had to remember while making these shorts is that every mistake brings me one more step to perfect. And I’m almost there, friends! Just one more try and these babies will be just right.

But in the meantime, let me show you try #3. They may not be perfect, but they are still adorable.

I used the same linen fabric used for the Linen Ruffle Skirt I made during KCWC 2012. I just can’t get away from it, it’s so perfect!

These shorts have a cuffed hem like the others (here and here) but I added real slash pockets to the front and a bias-cut waist band. I almost died when I cut out strips for the waist band because this fabric is so darn cute cut on the bias.

I like the way the waistband contrasts with the body of these shorts.

(By the way, I have to roll the top of these shorts down to fit her, just like I do with her last pair. Trying to fix this problem with the fit.)

What treat is Abby having today? Oh, yummy, a cookie.

Abby picked out this top today all by herself. I think she loved the pink flower on the front. And I know she loved the pink flower on her headband. The girl can’t get enough of this stuff, and I am SO glad. I love having a little girl in our house.

I’m happy to say these shorts have been getting a lot of use. It’s always nice to know the time spent sewing was worth it!

Thanks for reading, friends! Hopefully this shorts pattern will be perfected by tomorrow. Talk to ya then!


  1. says

    This is one of my favorite outfits! Abby is perfect in it, both the white top and the new gray/white shorts. Her hair is getting lighter and her skin darker by the day! You gotta love this California sun (and screen).