These simple shorts are just made out of two rectangles of fabric.  I set out to make shorts that are very basic to make and comfy. 

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<p>These are so cute Penolopy! How I missed it I don't know. I will make for my daughters. Have a great day!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
I luv this
U r soo smart!!
The best way to make the crotch comfy and not pull like that is to add what's called a "gusset". It is a triangle or diamond shaped piece that allows a bit of give. It is somewhat more complicated to add this piece, but it will up the comfort level significantly. <br/><br/>For pants, you almost have to add the gusset. Without it, you will feel the pull of the fabric all the way down your legs and the inseam will bunch up.
Can you make them bigger?
Definitely! You can add to the length and width as needed. I just gave the measurements I used as a starting point.
Thank! Was just thinking to sew some shorts .... Never done it before ... Now I have an instructable!
:) It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!
Really really pretty. (Purp is my fave.) <br> <br>I don't know how anyone could do better with a super simple pattern. Sewing crotches is the worst. Everything about tailoring a better fit between the legs increases the complication exponentially. <br> <br>I made an arched crotch pattern for boy shorts. You are exactly right that stitching the front and back panels together around an arch will constrict the legs. To make it work, I have to sew a 3 inch wide panel through the arch. It's a 100X more work and the pinning alone is a nightmare. <br>
Oooh, nice! I didn't even think of something like that! Thanks for sharing the idea and the pictures are great :)
They are so so girl thing and cute :). I just loved the pattern and color of the fabric. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I just love that fabric and it's so soft :)
Great post! <br>I'd love to make myself some sleeping pants. If I just extend the fabric and then sew a super long &quot;crotch&quot; do you think that would work?
I honestly don't see why not. The legs would be wide all the way down, but I think that's good for sleeping pants :)
Will definitely have to make a pair of these. I can't sleep in pants, they end up all bunched around my knees in the middle of the night!
:D Same here, thought I still wear pants anyway and before morning I've rolled them up above the knee. Gotta get them before they get me!
They're awesome. I'm so excited you figured it out. :D
I'm so glad they are wearable! I was scared for a bit there, but they turned out pretty nice (except for the fray check, that scratches!).
Simple but awesome! Thanks for sharing Nicole!!
Thanks for looking :)
You're welcome! :-)
Very cute and they look comfy!
Thanks, very roomy :)
They are so pretty! And they look very comfortable too!!
Thanks! I have a pretty nice fabric too, so they are pretty nice :)
these look really easy and nice! I will make them
Thanks! I hope you like them :)

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