If you have been around this blog for a while you know that I test a lot of patterns. There are a couple designers that I have tested for several times, but I was beyond giddy and excited when I reviewed an email from Andrea over at Go To Patterns with an opportunity to test the Holly Trousers and Shorts pattern that is part of the newest Pattern Anthology.
I tested the size 5 shorts for my soon to be 4 year old. She wears a 4/5 in RTW clothes and the fit was perfect with just a little bit of growing room which was what I expected for the sizing chart. The shorts are made from a twill/wool type material that I've had forever. I got it for $1 a yard at Walmart about 6 years ago and I still love it and have used it a couple times before.
There is a zipper in the side, pleats in the front, a cuff on the shorts, and a wide waistband with the option of belt loops that I omitted because the material was so thick and Abby rarely if ever wears a belt.
It was chilly and windy when we went out to take pictures but Abby was a trooper and actually let me get all of 3 shots before she started posing herself "like the fake people at the store" as she says.
I don't know about you, but I think she might spend a little too much time shopping. She has the poses down. haha