Inspired by the halter top jumper I made last week I spent many restless nights thinking this project through. It took me a trip to baby gap plus another 5 days to actually put pencil to paper on it. The finished product isn’t exactly how I envisioned it but once I started to really think about it it took on a life of its own. I liked the really soft knit style that I saw in the stores and I might give one like that a try next. Here’s how it all started:
You could trace a pair of your child’s shorts but I played it safe and started with the shorts pattern from Butterick 4503. An even simpler short pattern, i.e. 4 identical pieces for front and back, would be even easier. Come to think of it, you could even eliminate one set of seams if you did it that way. The project requires astoundingly little fabric, about a half a yard is enough to make the jumper and the belt.