Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Mermaid Shorts}

My youngest niece turns 5 years old next week and I was at a loss about what to get or make for her until I saw the new Sycamore Shorts pattern by Sew Like My Mom on the Riley Blake Designs Blog.  I knew these shorts would be adorable on her.

I found this adorable mermaid print as well as the green and red prints at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics.  Emma just LOVES mermaids so I'm pretty sure she will like these comfy shorts.  These shorts came together like a dream!  The instructions are very clear with lots of pictures.  I added just a few little details.  I really wanted a little red pop on the front of these shorts so I added the faux drawstring on the front waistband.  I also topstitched about 1/8 inch from the top edge on the elastic casing which gives it just a little ruffle, perfect for little girl shorts.

The pockets are generously sized, great for carrying around all those summer treasures.  I love the tulip-like shape and the ability to make the pockets with two different fabrics or one fabric.  The pattern also includes an option for boy pockets which are more squared off rather then rounded.
The Sycamore Shorts pattern comes in sizes 12 months-8 and the best part of all is that it is FREE!!


  1. These are perfect! I have that mermaid fabric, too, and didn't even think to use it for a pair of these. Thank you so much for sewing and sharing. I'd love to see your boy's shorts, too! :) Happy Birthday to your niece, and happy sewing!

    Melissa at Sew Like My Mom

    1. Thank you so much! I finally finished a pair for my son. You can see them here: