It’s still summer somewhere
so why not create a few pairs of easy peasy shorts for the munchkin (or yourself) out of those squares of light weight fabric hiding in your stash?
grab a square of fabric, fold it in half & then in half again so you have 4 layers
*ensure you have the right amount by simply folding it in half & holding it up to your kiddo’s waist on one side & giving it a good old eyeball – is there enough fabric to loosely wrap halfway around the waist & all the way around a leg? Does the length allow for a hem?
Yes? then let’s get making!
(Can’t get your little monkey to stand still? Just use a pair of loose fitting pants as a fabric-size-guide)
snag a pair of loose PJ pants, fold in half & place on top of the fabric with the outer leg seams along the folded edge of the fabric
chop out the fabric using the crotch of the pants as a guide – be generous with seam allowance
open up your fancy new shorts pieces
put them right sides facing & stitch together as shown above
flip the almost-done-shorts around so the seams are in the front & back and sew up the inseam
hem up the raw ends of the legs, add a tunnel & elastic for a waistband & flip right side out
*my eyeball-measurement wasn’t quite exact enough for this pair so I simply added a strip of coordinating fabric to the top for my waistband
now go make another pair out of the scraps from those awesome DIY overalls!
*they look fabulous with a totally cool tunic