If you’ve been searching for the perfect shorts for your favourite girl then look no further than the Girls Honeybun Shorts by Pattern Emporium. I just love making these cute little shorts!

They include 3 different lengths from a short, sporty length to Bermuda length. You have the choice of a whole heap of options to personalise them such as cuffs, 2 different types of pockets, belt loops and sash plus the choice of either a simple elastic waistband or an adjustable elastic waistband.

Honeybun Shorts in progress


They use a 1cm seam allowance which I’ll admit I didn’t take to straight away, however I’ve come to love this nifty little seam allowance because it means a whole lot less seam trimming (and more time spent actually doing the fun bit, sewing). The fit is just superb and if your girl has a cute little tummy then you’ll love the optional pot belly adjustment option so you can get the perfect fit for your child’s physique.

Honeybuns in play length


Like all other Pattern Emporium patterns, the instructions are very thorough and detailed. I especially like the clear photos included with each instruction step. The addition of bias binding on the front pockets adds a nice touch to these shorts and the pattern even includes instructions on how to sew and attach it using 2 different methods, so it’s perfect for the confident beginner!

I love the quick printing guide that you can easily reference to print only the style you need. Pattern Emporium also utilises quicklinks inside their pdf patterns, meaning you can ‘jump’ to read only the instructions you need to make your chosen style (and avoid the steps that don’t apply). The only thing missing from this wonderful pattern is printing layers.

Pattern Emporium Honeybun shorts in play length


Make these shorts in a solid colour for the best fitting school shorts around or choose the longer length for beachwear. This pattern gives you the ultimate professional finish and will quickly become a Spring/Summer wardrobe staple in your girls wardrobe,

Pattern – Pattern Emporium Girls Honeybun Shorts
Seam allowance – 3/8″ (1cm)
Layers – no
Size range – 2 to 12

Happy Sewing 🙂

– Melissa F