Here's a summery pattern hack for you! Take your Tyra & Todd pattern and sew shorts instead of pants! You can shorten them wherever you want - if you want short shorts or longer shorts - read below how I shortened these :)
I made these in size 134 for my 8 year old. They're sewn in viscose jersey and I love the drapey feeling! The fabric is light-weight and my daughter loves that they're very breezy. Tyra & Todd has a high waist/low crotch which suits my fashionista who likes to wear them like this. But they could also be worn lower of course.
So how did I do this?
If you take a look at your pattern you'll see that the FRONT and BACK pieces have two "lengthen or shorten"-lines. The second line is below the crotch, about 7,5 cm below the crotch. Here's where I split my pattern piece, and added 2 cm (3/4") for the hem.
So if you like this length you can do the same, but remember that if you're sewing the smaller sizes, this length would be longer on a smaller child, so you could skip adding extra for the hem.
I sewed the hem by simply folding 2 cm (3/4") to the wrong side, pressing and then topstitching. I chose a decorative stretch stitch on my sewing machine.
As you may know, the Tyra & Todd pattern includes several pocket options. You can sew both front and back pockets - but for these shorts I opted out of both for a quicker project. The pattern also includes a paper bag waist, here I made the regular elasticated waistband.
Share your makes!
I hope you're inspired to sew Tyra & Todd shorts and I'd love to see what you make! Share your pictures on Instagram and tag #tctyraandtodd and #threadsbycaroline <3