I came across this pattern at Tie Dye Diva. The "Awesome Baby Shorts" pattern - a downloadable pdf. I like pdf patterns as a whole - however I've come across some that are not quite up to scratch. Not the case with these - the instructions are clear, the patterns are computer drafted (which I really REALLY prefer to hand-drawn patterns). Very professional.
I used Caleb Gray's Robot Factory fabric - which is a cute not too over the top print for a little boy. Size wise I made him the 18-24 month (which is the largest).
Here they are, waiting to be wrapped:
The little patch pockets were very easy - I added a double line of stitching all around
Faux fly detail, and I put an extra line of topstitching around the top of the waistband.
The fit? Pretty good. I made no changes to the pattern at all - the length is good. Love the pockets. He is very much on the averages for weight and height for his age, so I was expecting them to fit well. I would note that they would not fit him in his cloth nappies - Fuzzibunz. There is just not the room for a well padded little bottom in these - but in a pullup they fit fine. You would need to size up to accommodate cloth.
All in all - a good little pattern that sewed up really quickly.