General Review - This is hands down the most thorough pattern I have ever sewn! I will use it again :)
What I like - Nothing is left to chance ;) I'm pretty sure every scenario you might possibly encounter while choosing a size, printing, taping, cutting or sewing is covered somewhere in this tutorial. I also really like the fit of these shorts - they fit exactly as I would expect based on the size chart. Not to mention, they are also really cute! The sheer number of options included in the pattern makes it worth the money - sunsuit, jumpsuit, jumper, maxi dress, shorts, pants, maxi skirt, knee length skirt and two different tops!
Things I would do differently or didn't like - Bizarrely enough, the thing I like most about the pattern is also what I like least. The tutorial is incredibly thorough, as I mentioned above, but that means that I have to skim through a lot of pages to find what I am looking for. For a beginner sewer this would be lovely, but for me (since I usually ignore instructions entirely) I just want to find that elastic measurement I want without reading everything else. Maybe more of a laziness thing on my part, but I don't usually care about much beyond pattern pieces when I choose a pattern ;) I also had issues cutting the size 3T because the line is yellow and on my black & white printer it happened to be the same color as the grey tones used on the pattern. I didn't test the size 3T, otherwise I would have mentioned this to Ajaire earlier.
Changes I made (no matter how small!) -I used longer elastic in the legs so it wouldn't be quite as fitted. I also modified the pocket slightly so that it is a single pattern piece and then placed the it on the fabric across the grain rather than with the grain because I wanted the stripes to run in the other direction. The only other change I remember (I'm sure there are more that I don't recall at the moment!) was that I used 3/8" elastic in the legs since I didn't have any 1/4", although I doubt it made much of a difference in the finished product.
Here's the inside of the shorts. You can see how I modified the pockets so they are one piece rather than two.
Lightweight linen from Joann's