One thing my children are really fussy about is shorts. I have tried few different patterns and they have rarely been worn which is really annoying as they are really quick and easy to make and don't use much fabric.
I downloaded the Summer Sailor Shorts pattern last year and thought I would try it in red spots. I left off the cuff and all the extras. It doesn't look it in the photo, but it is quite wide at the bottom and the girls thought it was too much like a skirt, but it is a nice pattern that fits together quite well.
Last week I discovered the Kids Shorts by Dana Made It. I used some left over patchwork fabric. All the girls loved the fit of these and they took no time at all to make. There was no extra waistband piece which I love when making kids shorts. There are so many ways to change these and turn them into racer shorts or add pockets and trims. I think this pattern is a winner and has a huge range of sizes - 12m - 10yrs.