Shorts Length for Girls

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Shorts Length for Girls

New postby temom on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:37 am

My daughter picked out 2 fabrics on Friday, and I made a peasant top out of the one, and she wants ccordinating shorts out of the other. I was wondering how long to make the shorts. She is 7 years old, and thin. The shorts will be elastic waist with pockets, from Kwik Sew's children's book.

Do you have a length preference for your kids shorts?
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby DorothyL on Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:24 am

I always liked about mid thigh a little better just because of the way, at that age, they plop down on the grass or in the sand box with their legs comfortably spread and well it just was more attractive.
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby Glennssister on Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:56 am

Good point Dorothy! I agree
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby temom on Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:02 am

I definately like longer lengths, but I tend to go a little longer than the norm. I was wondering if there was a longer trend coming. I absolutely will not go shorter than mid thigh, unless they are intended to go under skirts and dresses.
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby sewingrandma on Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:20 am

My DGDs can wear shorts to school when it gets warmer so they have to reach their finger tips. If I make them just for summer they are mid thigh or slightly shorter. The girls are getting older and want to be more like kids who wear RTW all the time.
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby bridesmom on Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:55 pm

If you make them on the longer side and they are too long, you can always turn up the hem to give it a cuffed look, then when she grows, which I'm sure she will, she can get an extra year out of them by turning down the cuff.
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Re: Shorts Length for Girls

New postby temom on Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:41 pm

bridesmom wrote:If you make them on the longer side and they are too long, you can always turn up the hem to give it a cuffed look, then when she grows, which I'm sure she will, she can get an extra year out of them by turning down the cuff.


Laura, thanks! I hadn't thought of a cuff. She is quite thin, so if I do make them with a cuff, she can get more wear out of them.
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