These animal print shorts were made to wear to my son's Safari themed birthday party. I made them from a material called drill (similar to cordoroy) and I made a matching yo-yo flower for her top. The big side pockets were a big hit for all her girly things - necklaces, bangles, my car keys.... hahaha :)
The pattern was from the Japanese magazine, Cucito, Winter & Early Spring 2012 edition. They used a standard short pattern and inserted a side panel with a pocket. Because of the additional width, they ended up quite 'billowy' (is that word?) so I took them in slightly through the centre front and back.