I haven't owned a pair of shorts since I was 10 years old! I don't know what it is but I don't like showing my knees in public. This year, I plan to throw my knee and thigh inhibitions to the wind and get over it! Summers in St Louis are beyond miserable (over 100 degrees 90-something percent humidity).It's too hot to not show a little leg!

I found some of the cutest shorts patterns on etsy. Both of these sellers have an excellent selection of adorable patterns, by the way! I have a ton of patterns as it is but shorts this summer are a must-have so I picked them up. Cute, huh?!
Shorts Overalls from Oh Sew Charming on etsy
Shorts Pattern from Paper Tales on etsy

I love these shorts because they're loose fitting and about 18-19 inches from waistband to hem- so that's pretty long for shorts. I plan on using these shorts patterns to make a few playsuits with matching skirts too. Here are a few playsuit designs that I am totally in love with, all available on etsy:

 playsuit patterns from: