She liked her knit pair so well that I looked for some more knit material in my stash. And came across a knit shirt my husband had just given to me to cut up for rags (holes in the knit from the woven tag), but I set it aside because I don't need any more rags at the moment.
But someone small needed shorts.
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Ergo. Shorts! With ruffles. I stitched them down by machine first and then added, by hand, a running stitch in perle cotton in a darker shade of blue. I did a Grandma Weaver on the pattern: I eyeballed a scaled-down version from an adult pattern I have (this one). It's only 2 pieces and goes together so quickly.
I should have taken a picture of the "tag" I put at the back, a little scrap of rainbow fabric cut with pinking shears. It's so much easier to put on homemade garments if there's a loop of ribbon or fabric that stands in as a tag, immediately identifying the back.
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The bonus: since the shorts fit Genevieve so closely and are so soft, I am hoping they will serve nicely as bloomers under her school jumpers this fall and winter. I need to start looking at school clothes soon so I can find the best price on needed items or allow time to make them.