The Mud Puddle Splashers are my favourite shorts pattern for boys. Most importantly, the shorts are always a good fit and they look great on. The PDF pattern pieces together easily and the instructions are easy to follow.
This is the 11th pair of shorts I've made using the pattern;
- shorts for charity sewing
- denim shorts with stitching
- shorts refashioned from pants
- shorts with fabric designed at Spoonflower
I just love the latest pair!!! The monster fabric is one you'll either love or hate. For some reason, it appeals to me... well, not for me to wear, but on a pair of shorts for a child. I didn't bother with inseam pockets this time, although they would have looked good in one of the bright colours on the monsters.
Because they are a basic pair of shorts, they don't take long at all to sew and can be made as shorts or pants. As well as the inseam pocket option, the pattern gives instructions for back pockets. There are also options to make a faux fly and cuffed hems.
Initially the pattern for shorts was a free download for charity, but is now available for purchase. Even though I already had the free version, I also purchased a copy, because of all the extras included. (I'm not being sponsored.)
What's your favourite boys' shorts pattern? There's one in the Sewing For Boys book, that I'm keen to try.
This little pair of shorts will be added to the Shorts, Pants & Leggings link party, here at Threading My Way. If you've made a pair of shorts, I'd love you to add them to the collection.
I've added the code to this post, so the link party will show up here as well. You can add projects both here and on the original page... they'll show up on both.