Prefontaine Shorts for kids in size 5/6 years. This is a pdf pattern and this is the second pair I've made for my 6 year old daughter. The first pair is the floral black pair below made at the end of last summer. Amazingly they still fit this year so I made a second pair (green) for her this summer. The pattern is pretty good, the only small critique is that there is no separate waistband piece which means that you have to fold over the top including the contrast knit bias tape finishing which can be pretty thick to fold over. I made no changes to the pattern and the sizing is pretty forgiving considering the 5/6 fit her last summer and this summer. I like that you use an old t shirt to make the finishing contrast tape.
Fabric: The fabric for both pair are quilting cottons. I am still stashbusting quilting cottons and haven't bought any new quilting cottons in what feels like ages. I think its secretly multiplying underneath my fashion fabrics.
The pink bias tape finishing is actually an old knit shirt cut into strips as per the pattern instructions. Its a new finish for me but it works great in using up an old t shirt. One t shirt can yield a lot of tape.
Purl Soho City Gym shorts for my 3 year old and will write that up soon since its very similar to this pattern. The Purl Soho Pattern is a free download and I really recommend it!