Pattern Description: Ottobre 03/2012 Bermuda shorts with side pockets and pleats in front, darts and a slit pocket in back.
Pattern Sizing: The little guy version is #20 Papa Joe, they are the same thing only in a small version of 92-122cm. I used #38 Harrison that went from 128-170 cm. I traced and cut a 152 for Mr. T who wears size 10 RTW.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did look like the drawing and picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I enjoyed all of these instructions except for the back slit pocket. It took me the longest to figure out. I ended up blogging a visual step-by-step reminder for future reference here. I loved the waistband on these shorts especially. They turned out great!
Fabric Used: This fabric is from one of my favorite lines, designed by David Walker for Free Spirit of Westminster called Boys will be Boys; it is super cute and affordable. I also used a really vintage zipper and T picked out this rocking orange button from my vintage tub.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't alter anything with this pattern. I followed the directions except I didn't add belt loops as they fit T without them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm not sure if I would sew it again. I think it's an ok pattern but they are just a bit snug on T and I can't believe he would be a size 158??? I also am not sold yet on pleats in the front. Nonetheless it is a good pattern and some funky but cute shorts.