My family and friends now know that I am happy to accept the clothing that they no longer want. I was given a pretty cool pair of ombre board shorts and knew I wanted to resize them for Elijah.
Have you seen the awesome post by Rae a few days ago on making shorts with super seams? I used Rae's tutorial to shorten my free pajama pants sewing pattern very quickly into shorts. I cut open the old shorts and lined up the pattern so I could keep the industrial sewn hem and pocket.
Rae also shows you how to sew up the shorts, but to make your work even easier, make sure you pre-press those hems and waistbands. If you need a bit more guidance my pants tutorial covers the rest.
My fly stitches don't look as good as the original pockets, I should have changed to black thread.
I used the size 4 for these, and they are wayyy too big. I think because of the ease in the pajama pants pattern, it is safe to stay in the same size. The only real change I made to the pattern was to extended the rise, but I did this by not doing a double 1" inch waistband, but instead I folded 1/4" first, and then 1".