Oliver + S Free Sunny Day Shorts Pattern


A couple of weeks ago, Oliver + S released a new free pattern, the Sunny Day Shorts. It is a basic, easy, pull-on shorts pattern for boys or girls.

I decided to try making a pair for Owen yesterday. I’m very happy with the pattern and how they turned out.


They were easy to make and came together very quickly. What’s even better is that I used a scrap of fabric I had left over from when I made my grey skinny jeans. I love finding uses for my scraps.

I decided to add front pockets to the shorts. I did this by borrowing the front pockets from my Oliver + S Field Trip Cargo Pants pattern. I put the Field Trip front pattern piece on top of the Sunny Day front pattern piece and traced the shape of the Field Trip pocket onto the Sunny Day pattern. Then I used the front pocket piece from the Field Trip Cargos to make the facing and pocket bag. It fit just right.


I added a square pocket to the back. I embroidered Owen’s name on the back pocket, but you can’t really see it because I used grey thread.


I sewed a couple of rows of stitching through the elastic in the waist. I always do that because I like how it looks, and it keeps the elastic from rolling.

I love these simple shorts. They’re perfect for my boys to wear all summer long and I plan on making a bunch of them.


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