I found this lovely black and white fabric at a local fabric store and had to have it. If they still had more of it I'd definitely purchase the bolt.
I used Kid Shorts PDF Pattern from Dana Made It. The directions are on her blog, which I love, because it allows you to check out the instruction BEFORE you make your purchase. The directions and patterns are supurb and very easy to understand.
I made a few additions to the back of the shorts. These shorts are far from perfect but my next pair will surely be better because I understand where my mistakes are and how to fix them. I drafted my own faux pockets (which are placed higher than I would like). I added some yellow top stitching and faux button holes to jazz it up a smidget.
To add a pop of color I placed a little strip of yellow bias tape along the side seam. It's actually a little longer than I thought so I'll be opening that seam a bit and making it shorter. Overall I actually like these shorts a lot. I can't wait till I see my cousin to put in on and take lots of photos.
I had the great opportunity to review moccasins from the lovely company Freshly-Picked. I decided to use these shorts to match with a pair I was sent and put together my first boy's outfit grid!