Once upon a time I purchased a paper pattern for Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. Just what every sewing Mama needs for a trendy young boy. But then that boy kept growing, and soon he was too big for the biggest size.
As this Mama watched to last pairs of shorts get smaller and smaller it was exciting to see the tester call for Funktional Threads Bailey Baggie Shorts. They seemed to be just what I was looking for.
Pockets.... Check - slant pockets at the front and a back patch pocket with rounded corners.
Quick to make... Check. The slash pockets are a great way to include pockets without much fuss. And these shorts are super quick to put together. The pattern is pretty standard with no surprises, so if you've made shorts before it's all smooth sailing. (and if you haven't then the instructions are really well written, and walk you through the process).
Options... Check - three different lengths, colourblocking instructions and good for adding in some cool contrast fabric.
Yes that's right. I managed to use the aliens cotton Lycra in another garment (three so far and at least one more in the works).
All up I can see this being a great workhorse pattern. Hello soccer shorts, sunning shorts, all the shorts! And with a lettuce hem they make really cute shorts for a girl too.
Also there is an album of shorts in the Funktional Threads Facebook group. So many different versions!