beach bum shorts

did you see that oliver + s has a new free pattern out?  they seem to have a tradition of great summertime free patterns – lazy days skirt, popover sundress, bucket hat, and now…sunny day shorts!

beach bum shorts

it’s a basic, no-frills shorts pattern but the kicker is it has front, back, and waistband pieces which makes it super easy to customize.  as part of my ongoing contributor gig for them, i did a tutorial on how to add front pockets, a drawstring waistband, and frayed hem for a casual, day at the beach look.

beach bum shorts

or, you know, a day on the porch with a stethoscope around your neck look.

> >   head over to the oliver + s blog to check it out!   < <



7 thoughts on “beach bum shorts

  1. shantel says:

    Did you find them to short, shorts for boys? I printed it out and it hit my boys about 3 inches above the knee even the biggest I needed to add 3 inches to my size 9 son. Was it just me and my printing, haha?

    • kristin says:

      because i did a frayed hem, i didn’t fold the hem up at all and i like the length for boys, so yeah i might add an inch/inch and a half if i made them in the future. 3 inches does seem like a lot, but maybe that’s just the proportional difference between a 3T and a size 9, haha! but yeah, i might add a bit of length to these for boys and shorten them a bit for girls – just a matter of taste, really. 🙂

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