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Pink Polka Dot Onto our next favorite short pattern, which would be the Lily Bird Ruffle Short pattern for sizes 0-8y.  It is a rather simple short pattern, but honestely that is all the kids really need.  The auther does a good job as far as explaining how to make the shorts.  Her instructions include pictures and concise explanations.  I have made these for Olivia in a size 3, 4, and 5, and they always fit very nice.  The only complaint I have is that they are somewhat short in the crotch.  I add a 1/2" to the waistline to ensure that she does not struggle with the shorts and that they do not pinch her.  I have made up this pattern so many times in all kinds of different fabrics.  Our favorite pair is the white seersucker short, which I offered in my shop two years ago.  I still have some of the fabric left over, so I probably should make her another pair for school.  Here you see the pink polka dot version, and I made a matching short for her doll OLIVIA.

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  Next, I made her a pair in a red gingham with a large lace attached to the hem instead of a ruffle.  The shorts are comfortable to wear, and when she plays on the playground she needs something underneath her dresses.

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  I would love to know what everyone sews for their kids.  Leave a comment if I forgot about a great fitting short pattern.  Yesterday on pinterest I found a tutorial for the Oliver & S Sandbox short on Handmade by Jill.  The shorts were adorable and I may have to try them out myself. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Linen Ruffle Short[/caption]

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