These are longer shorts with cargo pockets on the side.
I made a size 98. My son wears a 4T in RTW Shorts right now.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did look like the pattern in the magazine once I was finished with it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are very typical for Ottobre. Not too bad to follow - but read them through once then get started.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I picked this pattern because I was looking for a pair of shorts that weren't going to be too short. I like shorts to be about at the knee or slightly above for my son. I guess I should have picked a different pattern, as these are way too long - almost like capri pants?)
I used a cotton linen blend that I picked up locally. It frayed kind of easily, so because of that it wasn't the easiest to work with.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
So I picked out a quilting cotton for the waist and for a contrast fabric for the pockets. Originally it was the same fabric for both, but after screwing up the waist once, I had to use a similar (but in a different color) quilting cotton for the waist. Those were my only changes to the pattern.
My chief complaint (other than it being a bit longer than I thought it was going to be) is that the crotch was too low. My son is still in diapers, and even with a diaper on, the crotch was two inches below where it should be. I'm thinking that it might just be a sizing issue, but I don't think I'll sew it again to find out if that was my issue.
Overall it's a cute pattern - but it needs to be modified to hit mid to upper calf instead of near the ankle.