I made two pairs of these little shorts last year, and really liked them.
Pattern: Simplicity 7189, view D (minus the lace), Size 3
So far this spring I have made two more pairs. One in denim (same as last year), and one in a denim-weight khaki.
I had to buy the pattern again, since I cut it out in size 2. But I got it when it was on sale (99 cents, I believe), and the fabric and thread came from my stash.
These have been washed and worn several times. I keep setting them aside to take a picture, and my daughter keeps wearing them before I have a chance to get a picture! LOL Just picture the above shorts in dark denim. ;-)
I'd like to make at least one more pair. They're nice for play, and super quick and easy to make.